Showgirls Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 10, 2010
...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 | Original Score: 75/100
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
One of the worst films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
September 9, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
Even the grossest porn is more cheerfully sexual than this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The film emerges as a plastic, awkward mess without a hint of eroticism or genuine sexuality (not unlike Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly).
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 18, 2004
...despite its rampant sexual material, it is not a sexy film. Dang, this thing couldn't get anything right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 19, 2004
A bore with nothing much to say about anything and for that matter not much to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: D
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
June 15, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/10
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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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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
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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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 27, 2009

Movieline
November 6, 2001
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Hollywood Reporter
September 25, 2004
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