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Shampoo Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 17, 2012
There's a self-awareness to Shampoo that gives the movie a cleansing sadness and, oddly, makes Beatty an affectingly amoral roue.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
June 20, 2008
Shampoo, made in 1975 but set in 1968, the night before Richard Nixon's election to the presidency, was directed by Hal Ashby and written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, who may have produced one of the best scripts in the last three decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 31, 2007
All the excellent creative components do not add up to a whole.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The laughs are tempered by bleakness and the film ends up saddened by its characters' waywardness.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Disappointment comes in all weights and flavors, but the brand that's generated by Hal Ashby's Shampoo is a bit harder to swallow than some.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Shampoo never quite connects its images of national mediocrity and personal self-deception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
This 1975 feature is slick and often funny, but the smugness of the satire and the stunted emotions are finally wearying.