Corn Exchange Cinema Review

Women Talking

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023    Reviewed by:Nicola Webb

5/5 The Independent;
91% Rotten Tomatoes;
4/5 Empire Online;

The bald plot facts are that the women of an isolated religious colony reveal a shocking secret about the colony’s men. For years, the men have occasionally drugged the women and then raped them. The truth comes out and the women talk about their new situation.

Overall, the critics say while Women Talking sometimes forsakes entertaining drama in favour of simply getting its points across, its message is valuable – and effectively delivered.

This film is shocking and revelatory, yet also manages to be human and utterly poignant. The Guardian says: “it’s a heartfelt new engagement with the #MeToo debate, reminding us that the world of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale really does exist more literally than you think.”