Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert collaborated on the screenplay for Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. This psychedelic satire of Hollywood has become a cult classic. Kelly (Dolly Read), Casey (Cynthia Meyers) and Pet (Marcia McBroom) are the trio… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

This trashy, gaudy, sound-stage vulgarity about low life among the high life is as funny as a burning orphanage.

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Michael Musto
Village Voice

A psychedelic wow that serves up the free love, plunging necklines, androgynous boys, and lusty lezzies of the era with a narcotized abandon.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The very definition of self-conscious camp, certainly not Art but much too intelligent for Trash.

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Time Out

With his first movie for a major studio, Meyer simply did what he'd been doing for years, only bigger and better.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Although it would not be appropriate for me to review it or give it a star rating, I offer the following observations written for Film Comment magazine on the occasion of the movie's 10th anniversary in 1980.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An outrageously entertaining cult classic, and probably one of the most bizarre movies ever produced by a major Hollywood studio.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Any movie that Jacqueline Susann thinks would damage her reputation as a writer cannot be all bad. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls isn't -- which is not to say it is any good.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A funky, wonky, and entertaining jolt into the decade that bred free loving, hipster rockers, and hippies...

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Russ Meyer does mainstream, kind of.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Hilariously bizarre and well-paced in its escalation of insanity, this Roger Ebert-scripted film is, nonetheless, a sleazy and roughly-edited work of nonsense.… More
Drew Smith
I have no idea what the fuck I just watched, but I kind of loved it. This is High Camp, effortless and energetic and unironically involving. I was totally… More
Aj V
This movie is a semi spoof of Valley of the Dolls, and it's very funny. The girls find themselves in crazy situations, there's a lot of crazy orgy… More
Steve K
I was not prepared for how awesome this movie was, nor had I realized how many films I have seen were clearly inspired by it.
Tim Salmons
Absolutley insane and bizarre. I loved it!
Stephen M
How Russ Meyer ever managed to steer this film through a major studio (20th Century Fox) is nothing short of miraculous. It's an hilarious, ultra-camp,… More