Showgirls (1995)

Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping at one of the lesser joints on the strip, but eventually catches the eye of talent scouts who hire the performers for a big revue… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Vile, contemptible, garish, and misogynistic -- and that might just be exactly Showgirls' point.

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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Jason Bailey

The thin, terrible people of 'Showgirls' are equally loathsome; you don't have a rooting interest in Nomi or her "dream," and as a result, 'Showgirls' is 131 minutes of watching trashy, vapid people being terrible to each other.

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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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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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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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James Berardinelli

One of the worst films of the year.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
If Verhoeven's intention was to make a satire of Las Vegas as a place of exploitation and hypocrisy then his film is brilliant, but it does feel like he is… More
Eric Alvarez
Boobs! That's about it.....crappy movie and horrible acting. The boobs got all 2 and a half stars. No stars.
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

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