Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.
Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.
One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.
| Original Score: 1/5
Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.
| Original Score: 8/10
...a bad film, borderline inept, with an anti-erotic toxic charge about it. It deserved all the mean things people said about it.
| Original Score: 75/100
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.
| Original Score: 4/10
Even the grossest porn is more cheerfully sexual than this movie.
The film emerges as a plastic, awkward mess without a hint of eroticism or genuine sexuality (not unlike Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly).
A bore with nothing much to say about anything and for that matter not much to look at.
| Original Score: D
So bad, it's fun.
| Original Score: C+
It's great that a critically and publicly lambasted movie gets a special edition [DVD] that gets it.
Showgirls is one of the most honest satires of recent years.
| Original Score: 4/4
...despite its rampant sexual material, it is not a sexy film. Dang, this thing couldn't get anything right.
| Original Score: 2/10
Tasteless, tawdry, and guaranteed to leave you rolling in the aisles... the best bad filmmaking Hollywood has to offer.
| Original Score: 0/4
One of the most entertaining bad movies of all time.
| Original Score: 3/5
I'm in the "so bad it's bad" camp on this one. The nudity is nice.
| Original Score: 2/5
Perhaps the worst movie of the year.
| Original Score: .5/5
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.
A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.
Verhoeven, a Dutch filmmaker whose early works include the dazzlingly intelligent and anarchic The Fourth Man, has clearly lost his soul in Hollywood.