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Burlesque Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
December 23, 2010
Elevator music
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
December 21, 2010
Rarely have so many straight-faces been employed in the service of so many risible lines and hackneyed plot-developments as in Burlesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2010
Collapses under a heap of boring love triangles, tame backstage rivalries, ear-splitting musical numbers and hyperactively edited routines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 18, 2010
Small potatoes to Verhoeven's masterpiece are still quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 17, 2010
There hasn't been a movie this fabulously awful since Showgirls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 16, 2010
Not enough films hit the sweet spot that Burlesque does between ridiculous, flagrantly decrepit and yet game enough in spangly execution to sweep you along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 16, 2010
So bad it's moderately entertaining, Burlesque is a lesson in how not to put on a musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
December 16, 2010
There's an innocent sweetness about this showcase for Christina Aguilera's vocal and dance skills that just about excuses its utter hokiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
December 15, 2010
Expect sequins, sparkle and camp fun, just don't go looking for sensual thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
December 15, 2010
verything works out very well - except for the audience, which is lumbered with all the embarrassment the film refuses to feel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Abigail Bamsey
Sky Movies
December 15, 2010
For a film with so much camp promise and the world crying out for a successor to the so-bad-it's-good cult Showgirls, this cliché packed film is disappointingly mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 15, 2010
Although the story contains absolutely nothing new (there is a comforting familiarity to it, in fact) Burlesque has balls.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 15, 2010
Burlesque explodes on screen with raunchy, contemporary razzle dazzle and knock out performances by the sizzling hot Christina Aguilera and the legendary Cher
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
December 15, 2010
Try to make 'Showgirls' for 12 year olds and you please no one. What a tease.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
First off, I just can't hate any movie that features the vocals of both Cher and Christina Aguilera, not to mention a few minutes of the wonderful Alan Cumming in a scene reminiscent of 'Cabaret.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
December 13, 2010
Intentionally or not, it might be the comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jane Crowther
Total Film
December 13, 2010
Oh God, it's terrible ... but God, it's wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
December 13, 2010
Camper than Lady Gaga riding a unicorn down Brighton seafront.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 11, 2010
It's difficult to imagine a more outrageously camp movie than this glittery romp, and fortunately there's a sense that the cast and crew understand this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 6, 2010
It's two movies in one, one of which achieves Showgirls-level badness. Burlesque's soundtrack is a much better investment than a movie ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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