Burlesque
Burlesque (2010)

Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 1, 2011
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37%
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64%



Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Campy and clichéd, Burlesque wastes its talented cast (including a better-than-expected Christina Aguilera) on a movie that wavers uncertainly between "bad" and "so bad it's good."

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Even the dances feel cozily dated, as choreographers Denise Faye and Joey Pizzi borrow liberally from Bob Fosse.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Has the glitz and allure of a Victoria's Secret ad. What it doesn't have is an imaginative reinvention of the show-biz clichés that have so adamantly inspired it.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's totally ridiculous, utterly unbelievable and deliciously naughty as much as a PG-13 movie can be.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Burlesque manages what seemed impossible: It is filled with half-naked dancing girls, yet it's still boring.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

If you go to Burlesque expecting a campy hoot on the order of Showgirls, you may be in for a disappointment. It's not quite awful enough, although it's plenty bad.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

What Antin should take away from this experience is that it takes a lot more than a clichéd-filled story, some dancing, forgettable music, and a bland script to make an interesting and engaging musical.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Try to make 'Showgirls' for 12 year olds and you please no one. What a tease.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Rated a family-friendly PG-13, Burlesque never loses its s---, never gets erotically out of hand, never devolves into delicious camp.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...wears out its welcome to an almost astonishing degree...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not really to my tastes, didn't quite realise it would be a musical (believe it or not!). I realised Christina would sing, but not quite so much! It was… More
Dean !
A fairly average film that doesn't offer much more than the typical tried and tested, girl on hard times manages to find an outlet for her talent and comes… More
EightThirty .
28/07/2011 (DVD) <b>CAN'T BELIEVE I LIKED IT!!?</b> Yes I thought I was going to loathe it because it looks so chickity flickity but I sat… More
Megan S
I actually enjoyed this movie. I'll probably never watch it again but it was fun. But Christina Aguilera's character needs to eat like five… More
Phil Hubbs
WOW this was predictable fluff, if your thinking along the lines of 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Chicago' your not far wrong, basically with the same… More
Nani Vang
Meh... Christina Aguilera, not the best actress.

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