Reviews

Jun 13, 2021
'...a better than average crime-thriller with some salty characters and a propulsive, scabrous plot....
Oct 19, 2020
Slack stuff.
Nov 28, 2017
I don't know if the lawyers are currently scanning the contracts for Striptease in order to find out what went wrong in the small print, but someone got badly conned; and that someone is mostly the audience.
Jun 18, 2014
Yet another case of the star's salary being much more interesting, and exuberantly vulgar, than anything the screen reveals.
Jun 18, 2014
The Striptease script... is at a loss for any kind of drama between Moore's dances. Not for a second do we care about her as a mother, wife or working woman.
Jun 18, 2014
The film's premise is thinner than the heroine's G-string.
Jun 18, 2014
Bergman, who made The Freshman and Honeymoon in Vegas, provides quotable one-liners for everyone (especially Rhames), and a bevy of strippers lend colorful albeit stereotypically ditzy support.
Jun 18, 2014
Men will doubtless be lured to Striptease by Moore's beautifully sculpted body. But it's the heart she puts into Erin that gives this more erratic than erotic picture the centering presence it needs.
Jun 18, 2014
If you get stuck at Striptease, my advice is to relax and try to enjoy its occasional pleasures.
Jun 18, 2014
Writer-director Andrew Bergman presents [Moore] as a rather abstract object of desire. He wants us to know that his mind, at least, is not in the gutter--can't afford to waste time there, given the amount of busy work he has to.
Jun 18, 2014
The result is a perversely odd concoction: a comedy that has fun with everything but stripping -- which, post-Showgirls, would seem to wear the biggest bull's-eye.
Jun 18, 2014
Striptease is not a disaster like that other expensive ecdysiast extravaganza, Showgirls, though if it were, it might at least have some redeeming camp awfulness to enliven its otherwise dull mediocrity.
Jun 18, 2014
For all its matter-of-fact nudity and wealth of silicon-heavy exotic dancers, the film lacks any palpable sense of eroticism.
Jun 18, 2014
Striptease stinks. Yes, that's a crude, perhaps even rude, assessment. But crude and rude are the two terms that sum up this alleged comedy.
Jun 18, 2014
Although the movie is a bit too long, oddball humor and a likable cast keep it entertaining.
Jun 18, 2014
Striptease is an amiable comedy with ambitions to be a satire, but its thriller plot keeps getting in the way of the yucks.
Jun 18, 2014
This may sound like a suspense movie, but it's not. There's no mystery (we know who the bad guys are) and the damsel-in-distress angle generates zero tension.
Jun 18, 2014
Andrew Bergman's direction makes it watchable, but his screenplay pulls its punches on the sleaze, and tear-jerking sentimentality and inadequate humour don't combine well with the drama.
Jun 18, 2014
The Fort Lauderdale setting imparts little flavor or atmosphere, and the same goes for the flagrantly unerotic dances.
Jun 18, 2014
Kinda made me homesick for Showgirls.