Movies like 8 Women are essentially made for movie-lovers. You have to have seen overdecorated studio musicals, and you have to know who Darrieux and Deneuve and Beart and Huppert and Ardant are, to get the full flavor. It also helps if you have seen Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap."
Jonathan ForemanNew York Post
The result is inept, tedious kitsch that even at its best feels like John Waters minus the joie de vivre.