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Shampoo Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Shampoo never quite connects its images of national mediocrity and personal self-deception.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
October 31, 2007
All the excellent creative components do not add up to a whole.
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
August 5, 2002
It's a bit slow by today's standards; it doesn't hold up.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 17, 2008
I didn't care much for the trim this satire on a girl crazy Beverly Hills hairdresser gave me.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
Once you leave the theater, you become hard-pressed to remember much about this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Disappointment comes in all weights and flavors, but the brand that's generated by Hal Ashby's Shampoo is a bit harder to swallow than some.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 27, 2003
Doesn't stand the test of time.
Full Review| Original Score: C
Richard Luck
October 31, 2007
Kitsch, stylish and a little on the empty side, Shampoo is mirror image of the decade that spawned it.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
This 1975 feature is slick and often funny, but the smugness of the satire and the stunted emotions are finally wearying.
Greg Muskewitz
December 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The laughs are tempered by bleakness and the film ends up saddened by its characters' waywardness.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Even though Shampoo didn't blow me away, at least it was more ambitious than anything playing today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
October 5, 2003
The jokes and characters are archetypes of America's most ridiculous era, which makes Shampoo serve better as a historical record than a timeless comedy.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There's a deep, soulful confusion here that isn't careless with frivolity.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 17, 2012
There's a self-awareness to Shampoo that gives the movie a cleansing sadness and, oddly, makes Beatty an affectingly amoral roue.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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