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Showtime Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A funny movie for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 16, 2002
Showtime was right on time. I needed the laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
É uma pena que, mais tarde, o próprio filme abandone o tom de paródia e passe a utilizar os mesmos clichês que havia satirizado.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 6, 2002
It asks nothing of the audience other than to sit back and enjoy a couple of great actors hamming it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
March 19, 2002
The film benefits from De Niro's personification of the unglamorous, grumpy Mitch, from Murphy's overstressed -- yet amusingly credible -- performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 18, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Joshua Tyler
Filmcritic.com
March 15, 2002
It is really quite ironic then that the one guy putting out consistently good comedy is Hollywood's most serious actor.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
March 15, 2002
... the comic chemistry between Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy positively crackles.
| Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 15, 2002
[U]neven but frequently engaging comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 15, 2002
[F]or all its Hollywood excess, Showtime is pretty much a scream.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
March 15, 2002
It's definitely a hate-yourself-in- the-morning glut.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 15, 2002
[De Niro and Murphy] manage to entertain, even if it seems they could have phoned in their performances.
| Original Score: 5/10
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
March 15, 2002
Showtime is by no means great cinema, but it does succeed in taking your mind off terrorism, global warming, taxes, and impending old age for about 95 minutes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 15, 2002
... its breeziness keeps it from ever being completely bland or flat.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 15, 2002
[B]eyond proving that there are no new ideas in Hollywood, Showtime could have been worse and is fun in its own small way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 15, 2002
A good, old-fashioned, suspend-all -disbelief, Hollywood comedy that leaves you laughing like crazy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
March 15, 2002
It's the chemistry between De Niro and Murphy that makes Showtime work, because it's certainly not the script or Tom Dey's uninspired direction.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 15, 2002
Between them, De Niro and Murphy make Showtime the most savory and hilarious guilty pleasure of many a recent movie season.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
While it's completely pointless and silly, 'Showtime' does have one of the most vital ingredients for success - it entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

Hindustan Times
October 2, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002

Guardian
May 13, 2002

FilmFour.com
May 7, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 24, 2002
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 23, 2002
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Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
March 19, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
March 19, 2002
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