Showgirls (1995)

This film tells the story of Nomi Malone's ruthless struggle to become one of the top dancers in Vegas. Nomi desperately wants to star in the "Goddess" show at the Stardust, but instead, she ends up working at a strip club.… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Showgirls... is one of those delirious, hilarious botches that could be taught in film schools as a How Not To.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The script -- a generic blend mixing the soap of All About Eve with the suds of Valley of the Dolls -- is replete with the clunkiest dialogue this side of Peyton Place.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Berkley's acting début is a joy, if you can call it acting: she jumps up and down a lot to indicate excitement.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a bad film, borderline inept, with an anti-erotic toxic charge about it. It deserved all the mean things people said about it.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.

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David Keyes

It is a long, ambitious and shocking exercise that aims so high - and with such detached logic - that we are driven to watch on in the same manner that eyewitnesses watch on at a train wreck.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Beneath the Vegas glitz beats the heart of a cheap B-movie porno in Showgirls, a movie that truly is so bad it's funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
"So-bad-it's-good" originated with this cult classic and camp satire, and spawned a generation that was okay with having guilty pleasures.… More
Drew Smith
Bad things threaten us. The second we're unable to reconcile our personal worldview with something that doesn't fit into it, we immediately reject it… More
Alex roy
Wow, this film was bad. Showgirls is one of the worst pieces of trash that I have ever seen in my life. This is the mother of all bad movies. This is the most… More
Veronique Kwak
i'm a fervent admirer of camp when it's not done purposely while the director or the writer has something phenomenal in mind but it turns out into… More
Eric Alvarez
Boobs! That's about it.....crappy movie and horrible acting. The boobs got all 2 and a half stars. No stars.
AJ Verser
On the surface, this movie seems to be a typical rise to stardom plot movie like All About Eve or something, but set in the 90s. Upon further research, I… More

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