Sextette (1978)

In this disastrous mistake and sad send-off to a brilliant film career, Mae West, at 85, once again goes through the paces as a screen sex goddess. West plays Marlo Manners, who, with her latest husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 3, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
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Variety Staff

Sextette is a cruel, unnecessary and mostly unfunny musical comedy.

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

It is a wonderfully bad film, played with such ferocious tongue-in-cheek camp that its inanity has a peculiar charm of its own.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Mae West's swan song to cinema at age 86 is one of the world's all-time worst movies, but that doesn't detract at all from its immense charm and lewd fascination.

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Steve Crum

Notable only for Mae West and a cast of future movie names.

Gilbert Adair
Film Comment Magazine

Sextette is, of course, a bad film, shakily acted, carelessly written (from "a play by Mae West") and directed without an iota of style by Ken Hughes. What is striking, however, is the wholly relative degree of its badness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Astonishingly, mesmerizingly bad.

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