Showgirls Reviews

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September 22, 2020
Showgirls' Camp influences, even shades of deliberate Camp, aren't so much the film itself but in-universe productions compartmentalizing excess into metatext.
August 11, 2020
Practically nothing works in this tacky sashay through Valley of the Dolls clichés and unerotic burlesque.
August 11, 2020
Showgirls would be offensive if it hadn't been hyped ("Leave your inhibitions at the door" winked the US publicity). But it has.
August 11, 2020
To say this movie is smarmy is to understate the case. To say it stinks is more like it.
July 27, 2020
The movie is pretty bad, but I prefer it over the other 1995 release written by Showgirls scripter Joe Eszterhas, the truly dismal Jade.
March 29, 2019
Is it sexy? Not when you're laughing.
January 30, 2019
Showgirls is a positively detumescent experience.
December 12, 2018
About dreams. The american dream. The ephemeral. The permanent. Las Vegas. Everything is possible. Everything. Welcome to the show. [Full review in Spanish]
August 18, 2018
A film so exquisitely made can't possibly be this incompetent, or can it?
February 6, 2018
What Verhoeven and Eszterhas are doing here is painting a sperm and blood-stained black velvet painting of a festering sore of a world; an empty, black hole that sucks in delusional, naive, men and women, turning them into meat-puppet mulch...
May 27, 2016
The thin, terrible people of 'Showgirls' are equally loathsome; you don't have a rooting interest in Nomi or her "dream," and as a result, 'Showgirls' is 131 minutes of watching trashy, vapid people being terrible to each other.
November 24, 2014
It is a long, ambitious and shocking exercise that aims so high - and with such detached logic - that we are driven to watch on in the same manner that eyewitnesses watch on at a train wreck.
June 12, 2013
Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.
June 12, 2013
Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.
June 12, 2013
One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.
September 24, 2012
Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.
September 7, 2011
Showgirls is a stripper that thinks it's a dancer.
July 10, 2010
...a bad film, borderline inept, with an anti-erotic toxic charge about it. It deserved all the mean things people said about it.
July 6, 2010
The only positive thing there is to say about "Showgirls" is that the sensibility of the film perfectly matches that of its milieu.
June 15, 2010
Beneath the Vegas glitz beats the heart of a cheap B-movie porno in Showgirls, a movie that truly is so bad it's funny.
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