Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
The offbeat nature of the story, the wayward characters and the forgettable musical numbers make the film unappealing in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
Made tolerable by Steve Martin and the talking plant. Everyone else in this film is nails-on-blackboard annoying.
| Original Score: 2/5
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
August 4, 2009
As a whole, the story is uninteresting, most of the characters contrived, and the vast majority of the 94 minutes is almost instantly forgettable, especially the man-eating plant from outer space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
May 25, 2011
Some of the slower tunes tend to grind but the sort of musical/ retro irony is still amusing in places. Not if you don't like dentists though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't labor its jokes or insist on its virtuoso special effects, but devotes its energies to seeming unforced and delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I have seen a lot of musicals (probably more than most people under the age of 50), and few are as lively and fun as Little Shop of Horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joly Herman
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
I'm in love with Ellen Greene!
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Horror-spoof musical is goofy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 17, 2002
Watered with laughs, sprouting with boppy music
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 15, 2002
It takes a little genius to turn a Z-grade Corman horror flick into a hit musical comedy... and a little more to sucessfully return it to the big screen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 4, 2008
Oz was no doubt hired to handle the plant monster puppet, but his brisk, lightweight direction spreads satisfyingly across the entire movie.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 1, 2014
A pulp pop twist on the original Roger Corman horror comedy that's funny, fun, catchy, and well worth its reputation.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 25, 2008
A fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This wild and witty musical is great fun.
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