Little Shop of Horrors Reviews

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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.
May 25, 2011
The best moments in this 1987 release belong to Dr. Steve Martin as a dentist with a professional yen for pain.
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.
June 24, 2006
This wild and witty musical is great fun.
June 1, 2003
March 17, 2018
Ellen Greene shows off her formidable singing ability, while Steve Martin is hilarious as the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello.
October 1, 2014
A pulp pop twist on the original Roger Corman horror comedy that's funny, fun, catchy, and well worth its reputation.
September 9, 2013
Great songs, exquisite production design, two loveable geek leads, some Gilliam-esque gadgets and Steve Martin as a sadistic dentist all make this a film with something for everyone.
October 10, 2012
The original version Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors, a vivid musical maelstrom that positively revels in irreverent humor, is now finally allowed to run rampant over expectations and popular discretion, as intended.
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.
December 19, 2010
Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.
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.
August 25, 2008
One and a half hours of freaky, scary nonsense set to a killer doo-wop soundtrack.
August 25, 2008
For all its expensive excess, fails to recapture the spirit of the original.
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.
April 7, 2008
March 8, 2008
a classic black comedy musical
December 29, 2006
November 1, 2005
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