Reviews

Sep 10, 2021
By this time, 50 years later (!), the foundation of this kind of film is held near and dear to moviegoers the world over.
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 22: Roma / At Eternity's Gate / Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Nov 1, 2018
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls isn't just a cult movie, it's the greatest cult movie ever made.
Apr 11, 2018
Never has camp and crazy looked as good!
Nov 7, 2016
Besides being an addictively entertaining guilty pleasure from beginning to end, it's that rare movie that transcends its opportunistic origins to become a true singularity; a movie like no other.
Oct 27, 2016
Russ Meyer's ultra-lurid 1970 magnum opus, infamously penned by a young Roger Ebert, remains a towering achievement. What it achieves, however, is difficult to define.
Oct 8, 2016
Caught in the right frame of mind, it offers plenty of groovy sights ... [but] the violent climax is highly problematic.
Sep 29, 2016
Like Valley of the Dolls, Beyond is a howler of a movie, with the crucial difference being that Meyer and Ebert intended it that way.
Jun 15, 2008
A funky, wonky, and entertaining jolt into the decade that bred free loving, hipster rockers, and hippies...
Feb 25, 2008
The very definition of self-conscious camp, certainly not Art but much too intelligent for Trash.
Dec 17, 2007
An outrageously entertaining cult classic, and probably one of the most bizarre movies ever produced by a major Hollywood studio.
Dec 17, 2007
This trashy, gaudy, sound-stage vulgarity about low life among the high life is as funny as a burning orphanage.
Feb 14, 2007
Russ Meyer does mainstream, kind of.
Dec 28, 2006
One of the strangest and wildest cult flicks to be ever financed by a major studio (Fox), this sequel has not aged well but it serves as a time capsule to its era.
Sep 23, 2006
Jul 19, 2006
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is one of the most incomprehensible films I have ever seen.
Jun 30, 2006
Schlock most famous due to Roger Ebert's screenplay.
Jun 24, 2006
With his first movie for a major studio, Meyer simply did what he'd been doing for years, only bigger and better.
Jun 12, 2006
As his overactive jump cuts prove, Meyer directs films as though he's perpetually on the cusp of a fantastic orgasm.
May 9, 2005
Any movie that Jacqueline Susann thinks would damage her reputation as a writer cannot be all bad. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls isn't -- which is not to say it is any good.