Showgirls Reviews

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Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 0/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One of the worst films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A waste of a perfectly good NC-17 rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An overcoat movie for men who don't want to be seen going into a porno theater.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Just plain awful.
| Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Sloppy writing and wooden acting remove any sense of class from the production, and what's left is simply an excuse to watch topless dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The story is so shabbily built that it can make no valid claim to motives other than the filmmakers' mercenary desires to cash in on the public's prurient interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Showgirls approximates the feeling of someone sleazy putting the make on you. Its brand of sexual harassment makes you feel dirty and not at all flattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
[The script] is as hoary as it is whore-y, whipping out every backstage cliche as he recycles his Flashdance plot into Trashdance.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Not only is this movie really dumb, but it's barely sexy, and not even close to explicit.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Think of Flashdance but with an unappealing leading lady playing a woman whose fierce ambition is to do something not admirable, just ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Showgirls is fun, pure and simple, as long as you don't take any of it seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 1, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 2, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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