• 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

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Showgirls Reviews

Johnny Moreno
DVD Clinic

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 3/5

April 25, 2012
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The surgically-enhanced Blu-ray edition of Showgirls is so good I can hardly thread a needle.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

June 15, 2010
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Borderline porn cult "hit" with drugs, rape, topless fights.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

March 30, 2010
August 10, 2007

Exclaim!
August 3, 2007

Reel.com

| Original Score: 4/4

July 18, 2007
Peter Brown
iF Magazine

The epic storyline is that of Shakespearian tragedy mixed with heartfelt emotion of our female protagonist, Nomi Malone, whose severe childhood depression has left her prone to violent outbursts and nonsensical catfights - usually without clothing.

| Original Score: 4/10

July 17, 2007

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

February 27, 2007
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 30, 2006
Liam Cullin
Empire Movies

Full Review Source: Empire Movies | Original Score: 1/10

December 8, 2005
Anthony Clarke
DVD.net.au
May 22, 2005
Mark Dancer
Upcomingdiscs.Com

Full Review Source: Upcomingdiscs.Com | Original Score: 4/5

April 3, 2005

Boxoffice Magazine

February 14, 2005

Moviehole

February 14, 2005
Drew Taylor
MovieFreak.com

Full Review Source: MovieFreak.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 13, 2005
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls is a magnum opus of the absurd.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 17, 2004
Dr. Drew
DVD Clinic

Full Review Source: DVD Clinic | Original Score: 3/5

August 25, 2004

DVD Beaver
August 3, 2004
Dawn Taylor
DVDJournal.com

... both a commentary on the vulgarity of American culture and a vicious parody of unimaginative Hollywood blockbusters

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

July 26, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

"We could have brought anyone into this show: Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul. Nomi Malone is what Las Vegas is all about!"

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

July 19, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...even with the campy audio commentary that's included with the new V.I.P. Edition, I found the movie virtually unwatchable.

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

July 18, 2004

Dvdrama
July 31, 2003

DVD Review.net
June 19, 2003
Bobby Nashville
DVD Confidential

Full Review Source: DVD Confidential | Original Score: F

May 28, 2003
Doug Maclean
HomeTheaterInfo.com
December 10, 2001
Aaron Beierle
CurrentFilm.com
December 10, 2001
G. Noel Gross
DVDTalk.com

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2001
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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February 13, 2001
David Rogers
DVD Verdict
January 1, 2000
Rick Babcock
DVD Angle
January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

dvdmg.com
January 1, 2000

DVDnett.no

| Original Score: 2/7

January 1, 2000
Brian Oliver
Movieman's Guide to the Movies

Full Review Source: Movieman's Guide to the Movies | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 1995
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