• 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

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

June 12, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 12, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

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

September 7, 2011
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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May 27, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Hollywood Reporter
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September 25, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

April 12, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 13, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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[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

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A waste of a perfectly good NC-17 rating.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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One of the worst films of the year.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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An overcoat movie for men who don't want to be seen going into a porno theater.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000

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

September 22, 1995
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