Valley of the Dolls - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Valley of the Dolls Reviews

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Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media
July 26, 2014
Dark, campy melodrama with focus on sex and drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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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
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
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-
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 12, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Edward Havens
June 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 19, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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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
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| 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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 17, 2007
Too dull even to function as camp.
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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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