What Men Want

What Men Want

What Men Want

Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) can hear men's thoughts in this fantasy rom-com from the writer of The Intern and It's Complicated.

When Olivia is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, she gains an unexpected edge when she develops the ability to hear what they're thinking. We can hear what you're thinking, and yes, this is a gender-swapped remake of the Mel Gibson-starring What Women Want.

2019Rating: M, Crude sexual humour and coarse language117 minsUSA
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What Men Want / Reviews

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

It doesn’t make any sense to remake a Nancy Meyers film without Nancy Meyers, but that’s what director Adam Shankman (Step Up, The Wedding Planner) decided to do, I guess. What Men Want is the gender-flipped remake of 2000’s What Women Want, featuring comic genius Taraji P. Henson in the lead as Ali Davis, a sports agent continually sidelined by her male coworkers.

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Variety

Variety

The script of "What Men Want," by Tina Gordon, Peter Hyuck, and Alex Gregory, is a hodgepodge that always feels like it's scrambling to cover enough quadrants.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie covers all its bases, determined to give every segment of the audience what it wants, with dubious success.

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Stuff

Stuff

What Men Want is an idea wasted and an opportunity rejected.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Taraji P. Henson comes out swinging in this female-centric update of the 2000 Mel Gibson rom-com 'What Women Want,' but the cliché-ridden film can't go the distance

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Henson is a gifted actress and physical comedian. She manages to hold together "What Men Want" with the sheer force of her powerful charisma, but the film around her is harried, messy and woefully underwritten.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Henson evinces a tremendously humorous, and human, capacity for grasping Ali's personal desperation and professional determination as she forges them into a semi-coherent strategy for success.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

The script is uneven and heavy, with some of the only jokes coming from Badu and a few movie references to "Black Panther" and "Get Out."

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