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
Sure, the whole thing is obvious and silly and ridiculous, but Burlesque is really comfortable in its own skin.
March 28, 2019
The movie still has enough plucky "you-go-girl" spirit that you will leave the theater entertained.
March 28, 2019
It hits all its marks splendidly: it's kitsch that never turns Quatsch.
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
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
Burlesque is so bad that it's good: over-the-top, ridiculous fun.
March 28, 2019
Burlesque is a wonderful bit of kitsch fun - the perfect platform for the tuneful diva talents of Cher and Aguilera.
October 14, 2013
It's totally ridiculous, utterly unbelievable and deliciously naughty as much as a PG-13 movie can be.
February 18, 2012
It's more hallucination than story, but hey, If you think of it as a slightly deranged long music video divathon it can be a lot of fun.
February 6, 2011
This is all about the music and director/writer Steve Antin has fashioned a spectacle worthy of Broadway.
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.
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.
January 4, 2011
Even the dances feel cozily dated, as choreographers Denise Faye and Joey Pizzi borrow liberally from Bob Fosse.
December 18, 2010
Small potatoes to Verhoeven's masterpiece are still quite good.
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.
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.
December 15, 2010
Expect sequins, sparkle and camp fun, just don't go looking for sensual thrills.
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