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
| Original Score: C+
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.
To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.
[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
Think of Flashdance but with an unappealing leading lady playing a woman whose fierce ambition is to do something not admirable, just ridiculous.
| Original Score: 2/5
A waste of a perfectly good NC-17 rating.
| Original Score: 2/4
One of the worst films of the year.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
An overcoat movie for men who don't want to be seen going into a porno theater.