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Showgirls Reviews

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David Keyes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 12, 2013
Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 24, 2012
Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Fred Topel
August 3, 2004
It's great that a critically and publicly lambasted movie gets a special edition [DVD] that gets it.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
July 18, 2004
Showgirls is one of the most honest satires of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
December 26, 2003
One of the most entertaining bad movies of all time.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Showgirls is fun, pure and simple, as long as you don't take any of it seriously.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jason Bailey
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 12, 2013
One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Even the grossest porn is more cheerfully sexual than this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The film emerges as a plastic, awkward mess without a hint of eroticism or genuine sexuality (not unlike Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly).
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 19, 2004
A bore with nothing much to say about anything and for that matter not much to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 9, 2004
So bad, it's fun.
| Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 18, 2004
...despite its rampant sexual material, it is not a sexy film. Dang, this thing couldn't get anything right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 1, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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