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Burlesque Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
It's totally ridiculous, utterly unbelievable and deliciously naughty as much as a PG-13 movie can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Tennis
February 6, 2011
This is all about the music and director/writer Steve Antin has fashioned a spectacle worthy of Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
January 12, 2011
Yes, Burlesque is bad, but it's the good kind of bad, with plenty of unintentional laughs and a powerfully dreadful lead performance by Cher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
January 10, 2011
While campy and clichéd, this is a surprisingly enjoyable piece of escapism with Christina Aguilera delivering an impressive turn in the lead role.
January 5, 2011
Yes, it bears absolutely no resemblance to the historical art of burlesque, but that's like complaining Jurassic Park didn't have enough palaeontology in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2011
Even the dances feel cozily dated, as choreographers Denise Faye and Joey Pizzi borrow liberally from Bob Fosse.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 18, 2010
Small potatoes to Verhoeven's masterpiece are still quite good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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
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
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
December 6, 2010
"Get your ass up, show me how you burlesque," growls one of this indulgent movie's indulgent musical numbers that swaggers with pearls, glitter and red lipstick - if not grammatical verb usage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 1, 2010
A paste jewel of a musical, replete with shoddy script and over-strenuous staging, but some overall glamour and intermittent fun.
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