Valley of the Dolls - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Valley of the Dolls Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 4, 2016
It thinks it it is incredibly sophisticated and clever, when it is just the dumbest damn thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 8, 2016
The newfound envelope-pushing in cinema, tested so brilliantly in 1967 by Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, is botched here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jason Bailey
October 2, 2016
It has much of what we require from truly great camp; namely, it takes itself with utter seriousness, and the further it goes down that rabbit hole, the less aware it seems of its own ridiculousness, the funnier it becomes.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 29, 2016
Director Mark Robson gives the film a thin veneer of respectability, but mostly stands by while it descends into absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media
July 26, 2014
Dark, campy melodrama with focus on sex and drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Crum
March 14, 2009
At the time sordid, now blase look at drug-infested Hollywood.
| Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2007
The choice of Mark Robson, a talented Hollywood journeyman director, for this piece of nonsense was inspired.
Stephen Macmillan Moser
Austin Chronicle
October 17, 2007
Rent it and howl.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2007
Too dull even to function as camp.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 19, 2006
It's an okay premise, but it still is weighted down with so much of the 60s that I find it hard to relate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2006
Based on Susann's steamy bestseller, this delightfully absurd and lurid saga of three girls in "corrupt and corrupting" Hollywood has become a cult classic due to its campy lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Don Willmott
May 29, 2006
A lurid '60s sensation
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Jacqueline Susann's 'exposé' of Hollywood gets the cliché-ridden treatment it deserves from Robson.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It's an unbelievably hackneyed and mawkish mish-mash of backstage plots and Peyton Place adumbrations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It tries to raise itself to the level of sophisticated pornography, but fails. And it is dirty, not because it has lots of sex in it, but because it firmly believes that sex is dirty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
You won't want to miss a word of the deliciously bad dialogue in this Hollywood tale of twisted sisters.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 5, 2003
Absolute trash, but not without its cult appeal.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 1, 2002
You'll need some kind of a pill to sit through this soap opera dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Oh, it's a bad movie, but in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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