Valley of the Dolls Reviews

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Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media
July 26, 2014
Dark, campy melodrama with focus on sex and drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It tries to raise itself to the level of sophisticated pornography, but fails. And it is dirty, not because it has lots of sex in it, but because it firmly believes that sex is dirty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 5, 2003
Absolute trash, but not without its cult appeal.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 1, 2002
You'll need some kind of a pill to sit through this soap opera dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 19, 2006
It's an okay premise, but it still is weighted down with so much of the 60s that I find it hard to relate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 12, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 9, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Edward Havens
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 19, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2006
Based on Susann's steamy bestseller, this delightfully absurd and lurid saga of three girls in "corrupt and corrupting" Hollywood has become a cult classic due to its campy lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2007
Too dull even to function as camp.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Jacqueline Susann's 'exposé' of Hollywood gets the cliché-ridden treatment it deserves from Robson.
Don Willmott
May 29, 2006
A lurid '60s sensation
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Oh, it's a bad movie, but in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 17, 2007
Pure trash, based on a trashy book, filled to the brim with trashy performances, now becoming a trashy cult film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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