Little Shop of Horrors - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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March 17, 2018
Ellen Greene shows off her formidable singing ability, while Steve Martin is hilarious as the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2018
Levi Stubbs's big voice explodes from the insatiable plant, and there's a knockout turn by Steve Martin and Bill Murray as a sadistic dentist and his masochistic patient.
October 1, 2014
A pulp pop twist on the original Roger Corman horror comedy that's funny, fun, catchy, and well worth its reputation.
May 25, 2011
Some of the slower tunes tend to grind but the sort of musical/ retro irony is still amusing in places. Not if you don't like dentists though.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2011
The best moments in this 1987 release belong to Dr. Steve Martin as a dentist with a professional yen for pain.
December 19, 2010
Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2009
As a whole, the story is uninteresting, most of the characters contrived, and the vast majority of the 94 minutes is almost instantly forgettable, especially the man-eating plant from outer space.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2008
One and a half hours of freaky, scary nonsense set to a killer doo-wop soundtrack.
August 25, 2008
You can try not liking this adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical hit -- it has no polish and a pushy way with a gag -- but the movie sneaks up on you, about as subtly as Audrey II.
August 25, 2008
A fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen.
August 25, 2008
For all its expensive excess, fails to recapture the spirit of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2008
Oz was no doubt hired to handle the plant monster puppet, but his brisk, lightweight direction spreads satisfyingly across the entire movie.
March 8, 2008
a classic black comedy musical
| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
This wild and witty musical is great fun.
January 31, 2005
It's the professionalism that I admire.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
I'm in love with Ellen Greene!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2004
The offbeat nature of the story, the wayward characters and the forgettable musical numbers make the film unappealing in every way.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2004
Both exuberant and mean-spirited, it's just a great musical comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2003
Not as good as the Roger Corman original, but you have to love the songs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2003
[H]ilariously pathetic for the extremely minor aspirations of its down-on-their-luck characters...
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