December 13, 2017
In "Shampoo" Ashby shows that he has a good memory for a couple of decades of cinematic clichés.
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.
June 20, 2008
Shampoo, made in 1975 but set in 1968, the night before Richard Nixon's election to the presidency, was directed by Hal Ashby and written by Robert Towne and Warren Beatty, who may have produced one of the best scripts in the last three decades.
October 31, 2007
All the excellent creative components do not add up to a whole.
February 9, 2006
The laughs are tempered by bleakness and the film ends up saddened by its characters' waywardness.
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.
October 23, 2004
Shampoo never quite connects its images of national mediocrity and personal self-deception.
March 10, 2003
A lacerating portrait of an emotionally empty hairdresser and the multitudinous female company he keeps.
January 1, 2000
There's a deep, soulful confusion here that isn't careless with frivolity.