Showgirls Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 12, 2013
Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
June 12, 2013
Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 12, 2013
One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
May 27, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Hollywood Reporter
September 25, 2004
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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
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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
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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.
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Entertainment Weekly
September 22, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: C+