Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 1, 2014
A pulp pop twist on the original Roger Corman horror comedy that's funny, fun, catchy, and well worth its reputation.

Empire Magazine
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
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
May 25, 2011
The best moments in this 1987 release belong to Dr. Steve Martin as a dentist with a professional yen for pain.
Joly Herman
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake French
Filmcritic.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
August 25, 2008
One and a half hours of freaky, scary nonsense set to a killer doo-wop soundtrack.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 25, 2008
A fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 25, 2008
For all its expensive excess, fails to recapture the spirit of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This wild and witty musical is great fun.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
January 31, 2005
It's the professionalism that I admire.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
I'm in love with Ellen Greene!
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
The offbeat nature of the story, the wayward characters and the forgettable musical numbers make the film unappealing in every way.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 22, 2004
Both exuberant and mean-spirited, it's just a great musical comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 11, 2003
Not as good as the Roger Corman original, but you have to love the songs.
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 31, 2003
[H]ilariously pathetic for the extremely minor aspirations of its down-on-their-luck characters...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Entertaining, but it's a conceit that works better onstage.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A full-blown movie musical, and quite a winning one.
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