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What Men Want (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Admittedly uneven but easy to like, What Men Want proves a gender-swapped remake can work -- and the odds are substantially improved with Taraji P. Henson in the lead.

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Inspired by the Nancy Meyers hit romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT, this film follows the story of a female sports agent (Henson) who has been constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When she gains the power to hear mens' thought, she is able to shift the paradigm to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA's next superstar

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All Critics (147) | Top Critics (49)

Felt like it might have had some sharpness and some bite, but ended up being defanged.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

An excellent cast elevates a wacky, crowded script with too few, actual jokes and a disappointingly conventional denouement.

March 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The outtakes are funnier than what's in the film.

March 19, 2019 | Full Review…

What begins as a standard gross-out affair (with a prosthetic #MeToo limb clumsily grafted to the body) ends in a treacly, glib, made-for-TV wasteland.

March 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a fun idea to gender-flip the premise of Nancy Meyers' 2000 romcom What Women Want (starring Mel Gibson), and a shrewd decision to recast the film's protagonist as black...

March 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The overheard men's thoughts are funny at times - a sequence where Ali gatecrashes the weekly poker game is a highlight - but overall it feels a bit artificial and unrealistic.

March 15, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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More crude crap passing as comedy.

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