Critics Consensus

Shampoo trains a darkly comic lens on post-Nixon America, aiming at -- and often hitting -- an array of timely targets.



Total Count: 34


Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,473
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This film is set the day after Nixon's election in 1968. George is a Beverly Hills hairdresser whose services to his female clients sometimes extend beyond a mere snip. George borrows money from his lover's husband, who in turns requests that George escort his mistress to an election night party.

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Lee Grant
as Felicia
Jack Warden
as Lester Carr
Tony Bill
as Johnny Pope
Carrie Fisher
as Lorna Carr
George Furth
as Mr. Pettis
Brad Dexter
as Sen. Joe East
Sue Moore
as Gloria
Doris Packer
as Rosalind
Hal Buckley
as Kenneth
Cherie Latimer
as Girl in Car
Richard E. Kalk
as Younger Detective
Sean Walsh
as Boy with Twins
Michelle Phillips
as Girl at Party
Daryl Roach
as Boy at Party
Don Ames
as Guest
Kathleen Miller
as Anjanette
Susan McIver
as Beauty Shop Customer
Cynthia Wood
as Beauty Shop Customer
Jamie Cannon
as Beauty Shop Customer
Kimberly McGowen
as Beauty Shop Customer
Gail Landrey
as Beauty Shop Customer
Annalee Coyle
as Beauty Shop Customer
Howard Culver
as Newscaster
George Justin
as Producer
Lesley Evans
as Secretary
Joan Marshall
as Mrs. Schumann
Janice Baker
as Model No.1
April Ross
as Model No.2
Paula Warner
as Model No.3
Luis Delgado
as Waiter at Bistro
Dina Ousley
as Hairdresser
Mack Eden
as Hairdresser
Gary Marsh
as Boy No.1
Sharon Kelly
as Painted Lady
Wally Crowder
as Delivery Boy
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Critic Reviews for Shampoo

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8)

Audience Reviews for Shampoo

  • Feb 09, 2016
    Sort of an anti-nostalgia piece . . . trading romantic notions about the late 60s for icy cynicism and shallow characters. Which represents a rarely seen perspective about that decade.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Although there are a lot of outrageous scenes, they aren't as funny as they think they are. The story isn't all that interesting either, but it does have a good cast.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2010
    A 'classic' of the 70's this hasn't really aged well and the whole thing moved along at a turgid pace. All the cast are great and the characters are interesting but this isn't really a comedy (although it's billed as such) and the downbeat ending supports that. My wife asked when it was going to start halfway through this and I see what she means. Another classic to tick off my list but I don't think I'll be revisiting it.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2010
    A great film. The more and more I see his films, Hal Ashby is becoming one of my favorite directors. This is another example of how great of a director he is. Of course, Warren Beatty is basically playing himself as a hairstylist and giving him an excuse to bang Julie Christie (how amazing does she look in this film) on screen and in front of a crew. The best performances to me were Goldie Hawn and Jack Warden who steals the show. Beautiful cinematography, great writing, and a great cast. It's a shame to watch these movies and know that it may never be like that decade of greatness ever again.
    Tim S Super Reviewer

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