Burlesque Reviews

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May 8, 2019
Somewhere in this two-hour campy homage to the Golden Age of musicals, I found the film won me over with its old-fashioned and rather cornball simplicity
March 30, 2019
Burlesque cribs from any number of trashy pictures about showbiz, but it's not nearly as much fun as Showgirls.
March 30, 2019
Burlesque is so old-fashioned in its storytelling that it feels like what's happening inside the club is a time-warp from 50 years ago, while everything outside the Burlesque Lounge feels like "Dancing With the Stars" present-day in tone.
March 30, 2019
In the end, Burlesque falls short in the originality and depth department but if you're in search of music videos masquerading as a movie, it just might be your ticket. Or soundtrack.
March 30, 2019
Sure, the whole thing is obvious and silly and ridiculous, but Burlesque is really comfortable in its own skin.
March 28, 2019
Reminds one too much of Coyote Ugly. [Full review in Spanish]
March 28, 2019
The movie still has enough plucky "you-go-girl" spirit that you will leave the theater entertained.
March 28, 2019
Magnificently awful.
March 28, 2019
It hits all its marks splendidly: it's kitsch that never turns Quatsch.
March 28, 2019
It's impossible to know if [Christina Aguilera's] actually acting, since the music-video cutting rhythms don't give her time to sustain so much as a compound sentence, not that the script provides any.
March 28, 2019
Christina Aguilera manages to bring an unforced charm to her first starring role, making Burlesque a surprisingly enjoyable experience.
March 28, 2019
Still, this isn't a movie about plot, or subtlety. I found simple pleasure sitting in the theater watching it.
March 28, 2019
As Burlesque ground along its obvious and well-worn path, my inner voice indeed shouted, "Take it off," though my request was directed toward the projection booth rather than the dancers onstage.
March 28, 2019
And it's this tension that rescues Burlesque - a film cursed with being too competent to be a Showgirls-style guilty pleasure, and too ropey to be really recommendable.
March 28, 2019
If Burlesque was just an Aguilera stage show, it would be completely satisfying. Unfortunately, movies require actual plot and dialogue and when it comes to both, the film leaves much to be desired.
March 28, 2019
Burlesque is so bad that it's good: over-the-top, ridiculous fun.
March 28, 2019
The only relevant choreography would have shown Bob Fosse spinning out of his grave.
March 28, 2019
Burlesque is a wonderful bit of kitsch fun - the perfect platform for the tuneful diva talents of Cher and Aguilera.
May 14, 2018
The plot is seldom given room to breathe between the big numbers which, for the most part, disappoint.
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