Showgirls Reviews

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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.
March 29, 2019
Is it sexy? Not when you're laughing.
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.
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 7, 2011
Showgirls is a stripper that thinks it's a dancer.
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.
May 27, 2009
Berkley is good. Besides her dancing sizzle, she does what she can with the mechanically viperous character she was given to play.
June 24, 2006
Joe Eszterhas' by-numbers script recycles the baggy, Faustian 'ingénue comes to the big bad city' tale and stuffs it into a skimpy, lamé-bedecked version of the 'let's put on a show' musical.
July 18, 2004
Showgirls is one of the most honest satires of recent years.
May 20, 2003
The film makers had declared they were bravely exploring new levels of licentiousness, but the biggest risk they've taken here is in making a nearly $40 million movie without anyone who can act.
April 12, 2002
The script -- a generic blend mixing the soap of All About Eve with the suds of Valley of the Dolls -- is replete with the clunkiest dialogue this side of Peyton Place.
February 13, 2001
A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.
January 1, 2000
The story is so shabbily built that it can make no valid claim to motives other than the filmmakers' mercenary desires to cash in on the public's prurient interests.
January 1, 2000
[The script] is as hoary as it is whore-y, whipping out every backstage cliche as he recycles his Flashdance plot into Trashdance.
January 1, 2000
A waste of a perfectly good NC-17 rating.
January 1, 2000
Think of Flashdance but with an unappealing leading lady playing a woman whose fierce ambition is to do something not admirable, just ridiculous.
January 1, 2000
One of the worst films of the year.
January 1, 2000
To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.
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