Little Shop of Horrors - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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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.
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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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This wild and witty musical is great fun.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I have seen a lot of musicals (probably more than most people under the age of 50), and few are as lively and fun as Little Shop of Horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Screen writer and lyricist Howard Ashman has mastered the essence of '80s humor, recycling the old with a hip knowingness, all with a morbid, outrageous edge.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't labor its jokes or insist on its virtuoso special effects, but devotes its energies to seeming unforced and delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
With its toe-tapping cadences, its class cast and its king-sized cabbage, it's destined to become a classic of camp comedy.