Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

It started as a 1960 Roger Corman horror comedy, filmed in two days; it then inspired a lavish 1982 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Finally in 1986, Little Shop of Horrors (1960) graduated into a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 1986
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2000
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Remixing Roger Corman's B-movie by way of the Off-Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors offers camp, horror and catchy tunes in equal measure -- plus some inspired cameos by the likes of Steve Martin and Bill Murray.

Walter Goodman
New York Times

Levi Stubbs's big voice explodes from the insatiable plant, and there's a knockout turn by Steve Martin and Bill Murray as a sadistic dentist and his masochistic patient.

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Variety Staff

A fractured, funny production transported rather reluctantly from the stage to the screen.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pulp pop twist on the original Roger Corman horror comedy that's funny, fun, catchy, and well worth its reputation.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

The best moments in this 1987 release belong to Dr. Steve Martin as a dentist with a professional yen for pain.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This wild and witty musical is great fun.

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Empire Magazine

Some of the slower tunes tend to grind but the sort of musical/ retro irony is still amusing in places. Not if you don't like dentists though.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

You can try not liking this adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical hit -- it has no polish and a pushy way with a gag -- but the movie sneaks up on you, about as subtly as Audrey II.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A full-blown movie musical, and quite a winning one.

Joly Herman
Common Sense Media

Comic book creepiness, jazzy tunes, and fab cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
I like this movie, its just very entertaining, the music numbers are superb and i love the plant 'Feed Me' its just great a silly fun, amusing movie… More
Unknown Hobo
One of my favourites from childhood I can not only sing every song but recite every line. Audrey II has played a great role in my life with many cacti and… More
Melvin White
Audrey II: Does this look "inanimate" to you, punk? If I can move and I can talk, who's to say I can't do anything I want?  "A Singing… More
Mike S
When I saw this as a kid I had a big crush on Ellen Greene, and that was long before I even knew what a "crush" was. Now in my adult years, I still… More
Graham Jones
The best parts of this imaginative remake of the strange little Roger Corman film are the hilarious performances of Steve Martin and Bill Murray.
Jacob Ethington
This is a great film musical on its own merits, but in comparison to the source material, it pales considerably (mainly the altered ending is just STUPID). But… More