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Burlesque Reviews

Leah Rozen
TheWrap
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October 7, 2011
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Even the dances feel cozily dated, as choreographers Denise Faye and Joey Pizzi borrow liberally from Bob Fosse.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 4, 2011
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Burlesque manages what seemed impossible: It is filled with half-naked dancing girls, yet it's still boring.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 3, 2011
Ben Walters
Time Out
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Try to make 'Showgirls' for 12 year olds and you please no one. What a tease.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2010
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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Has the glitz and allure of a Victoria's Secret ad. What it doesn't have is an imaginative reinvention of the show-biz clichés that have so adamantly inspired it.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 6, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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If you go to Burlesque expecting a campy hoot on the order of Showgirls, you may be in for a disappointment. It's not quite awful enough, although it's plenty bad.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

December 3, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Rated a family-friendly PG-13, Burlesque never loses its s---, never gets erotically out of hand, never devolves into delicious camp.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

November 24, 2010
Jessica Grose
Slate
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A campy, satisfying showcase for the impressively flashy vocal and sartorial stylings of Cher and Christina Aguilera.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 24, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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As cheese, Burlesque is a processed American foodstuff pretending to be French.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

November 24, 2010
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Falling in the pillowy cleavage between mildly awful and slightly entertaining, Burlesque is a clichéd rags-to-diva story that culminates in a series of Christina Aguilera videos.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A movie that quickly proves achingly dull, with none of the madness, verve or talent of Paul Verhoeven's "Showgirls" or even the workmanlike energy of Rob Marshall's "Chicago."

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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This corny guilty pleasure of a movie is a fitting two-hander for these seasoned pros.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2010
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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Every Thanksgiving needs a turkey, and this year's comes wrapped in a lacy bustier.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

November 24, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Aguilera can dance like nobody's business, but her acting debut isn't going to keep Anne Hathaway awake at night.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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You don't even have to know the title of one of Aguilera's pop hits to appreciate her performance: In case there was ever any doubt, Burlesque proves the girl's got talent.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's big, perfectly cast and entertaining in every way, but more than that it feels like a generous public event. See it with other people. See it with a crowd.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

November 24, 2010
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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The movie is frivolous fun, but not, as I had sort of hoped, as sinfully awful as Showgirls, Mariah Carey's Glitter or Britney Spears' Crossroads.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 24, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Two hours of recycled plots and plastic acting.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 24, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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"Burlesque" is top-heavy from start to finish. Maybe that's what you do when you have nothing new to say.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 24, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Not as bad as "Showgirls" but not nearly as good as "Chicago," "Burlesque" hits its marks and high-kicks its way offstage just before it gets the hook.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2010
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Tucci is great and underused, and Cher acquits herself nicely in her first film role in seven years. But writer/director Steve Antin has his stars sashaying between dance numbers with little narrative thread.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 24, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The whole thing's so safe, so straight, so completely anti-fabulous it could put Elton John in gray flannel.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 24, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Ignore the hamming; Burlesque is better at glamming, and that's just fine for those of us with a taste for glittery spectacle and earnestly campy theatrics.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 24, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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I's not interesting enough to be a disaster.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Maybe Burlesque will serve as the imitation goods that spurs a consumer revolution for something more authentic. Aw, who am I kidding? It won't.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

November 24, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Instead of leading with what Aguilera does best -- belting, vamping, spotlight hogging -- the movie shoehorns her into a rehashed backstage musical conceit.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 23, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's more corny than campy and more silly than sexy, much more's the pity. No one could say that Aguilera doesn't give it her all, though. This is her first real acting assignment, and by God, she's going to act.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 23, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's entertaining enough, like watching a celebrity workout film with a plot. But never once is it believable. Really, the movie should last 30 seconds.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2010
Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's more hallucination than story, but hey, If you think of it as a slightly deranged long music video divathon it can be a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: B-

November 23, 2010
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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If I seem fixated on appearances here, what can I tell you; there isn't much else here on which to fixate one's attention.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 23, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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A terrible film that will delight nearly everyone who sees it, whether they're 12-year-old Christina Aguilera fans or bad-movie buffs angling for a guilty pleasure.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 23, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Burlesque is a preposterous and intermittently entertaining lesson in how to make a movie musical with a little brains and a lot of talent.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 23, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The rest of Burlesque plays like an extended version of the "Lady Marmalade" video, with a few contrivances to provide vague conflict.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 23, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The choicest dialogue in Burlesque provokes the sort of laughter that other, intentionally funny films only dream of generating.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 23, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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This one is strictly for Cher fans who like their campy shtick loud, lewd and ludicrous. But the biggest problem among many is that it's not her movie. She's hardly in it.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

November 23, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A refreshing throwback to movie musicals that celebrates its stars while indulging in sexy fun.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 22, 2010
Peter Debruge
Variety
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An overwrought, underwritten hootchy-kootchy tuner that desperately wants to be Cabaret, but lacks the edge and historical context to pull it off.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 22, 2010
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