• NC-17, 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Paul Verhoeven
    In Theaters:
    Sep 22, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 25, 2000
  • MGM Home Entertainment
  • Showgirls
    1 minutes 9 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Showgirls Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 12, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 12, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

June 12, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

September 24, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a bad film, borderline inept, with an anti-erotic toxic charge about it. It deserved all the mean things people said about it.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 75/100

July 10, 2010
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Beneath the Vegas glitz beats the heart of a cheap B-movie porno in Showgirls, a movie that truly is so bad it's funny.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

June 15, 2010
Rob Gonsalves

Even the grossest porn is more cheerfully sexual than this movie.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 23, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film emerges as a plastic, awkward mess without a hint of eroticism or genuine sexuality (not unlike Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly).

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A bore with nothing much to say about anything and for that matter not much to look at.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

August 19, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

So bad, it's fun.

| Original Score: C+

August 9, 2004
Fred Topel

It's great that a critically and publicly lambasted movie gets a special edition [DVD] that gets it.

Full Review Source: About.com

August 3, 2004
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Showgirls is one of the most honest satires of recent years.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...despite its rampant sexual material, it is not a sexy film. Dang, this thing couldn't get anything right.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 2/10

July 18, 2004
Michael Dequina

Tasteless, tawdry, and guaranteed to leave you rolling in the aisles... the best bad filmmaking Hollywood has to offer.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 0/4

January 13, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the most entertaining bad movies of all time.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 26, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I'm in the "so bad it's bad" camp on this one. The nudity is nice.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2003
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Perhaps the worst movie of the year.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: .5/5

June 5, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The script -- a generic blend mixing the soap of All About Eve with the suds of Valley of the Dolls -- is replete with the clunkiest dialogue this side of Peyton Place.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

April 12, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2001
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Verhoeven, a Dutch filmmaker whose early works include the dazzlingly intelligent and anarchic The Fourth Man, has clearly lost his soul in Hollywood.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
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