Isn't She Great Reviews

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly warm and engaging entertainment.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Burt Bacharach is an inspired, period-perfect choice to compose the film's score, which deftly echoes the music, and in particular, the theme song of the Valley of the Dolls movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Chute
January 1, 2000
Screenwriter Paul Rudnick supplies brittle, funny dialogue that also works dramatically, because the main characters are all grade-A hams, relishing every zinger.
Shawn Levy
January 1, 2000
Very funny!
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Colorful and fun and has some good laughs.
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
Lane's sweetness, his naughty wiliness and his dapper charm all make his performance wonderful to watch.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Working in campy harmony, director Bergman and writer Paul Rudnick milk the jokes and the pathos out of every scene, brought to life by the excellent supporting ensemble.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Thomson
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Amusing, light entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Arthur Lazere
January 1, 2000
There are plenty of funny lines to keep the audience laughing ("I don't trust psychiatrists. They nap.") and lots of outrageous outfits for Midler to wear.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Midler's character is empty, boring, selfish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Emanuel Levy
December 14, 2006
The most notable aspect of this trashy (but unenjoyable) biopic of Jacquleine Susann, Valley of the Doll's best-selling author, is its running time (93 minutes); Bette Midler and Nathan Lane give two of their worst and broadest performances.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Every joke and every scene collapses and blows away before it's finished.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
James Sanford on Film
June 10, 2002
gives its heroine all the rough edges of a throw pillow... Susann couldn't write sentiment convincingly and neither can Rudnick.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
March 3, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Charles Taylor
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 30, 2001
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Jason Anderson
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
January 1, 2000
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