Working Girl
Working Girl (1988)

Unhappy with her job and her loser boyfriend, Melanie Griffith takes a secretarial post at a major Wall Street firm. Her boss is Sigourney Weaver, an outwardly affable yuppie whose grinning visage hides a wicked and larcenous propensity for… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 20, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

How will the working class be educated to survive and thrive in the computer age? This intoxicating movie has an answer: let her strut her outer-borough wisdom from Wall Street to the Pacific Rim. Watch her fatten portfolios as she melts hearts.

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Time Out

The interaction between the female leads is so funny that you don't care if the leading man never turns up.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Its deft handling of feminist issues make it all the more ironic that it has been dismissed as trivial when in many ways it's the female equivalent of Wall Street.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Griffith's talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Working Girl, always fun even when at its most frivolous, has the benefit of the cinematographer Michael Ballhaus's sharp visual sense of board room chic, and of supporting characters who help carry its class distinctions beyond simple caricature.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Sexed-up '80s corporate tale with stellar cast.

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Variety Staff

Working Girl is enjoyable largely due to the fun of watching scrappy, sexy, unpredictable Melanie Griffith rise from Staten Island secretary to Wall Street whiz.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

This scrumptious romantic comedy with its blithe cast is as easy to watch as swirling ball gowns and dancing feet. But oh me, oh my, how much more demanding it is to be a fairy tale heroine these days.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It deliciously plays out as a modern day corporate Cinderella story for females.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This is a movie I remember from when I was young. It used to be on tv a lot and it was one I was allowed to sit up late and watch. I haven't seen it for… More
Film Crazy
it surprises me this got low on the stars because i really really enjoyed this film i think really you can put it in the genre of romcom drama because its funny… More
Alice Shen
I'm sure this Oscar-winning Mike Nichols film about a capable woman, forced to wile her way up the corporate ladder, was quite groundbreaking for its time,… More
Mason Williams
Working Girl is one of my favorite it! Melanie Griffith was never better and Sigourney Weaver with Harrison Ford were great too. A… More
Mark Hobin
Captivating workplace comedy follows an ambitious secretary as she attempts to climb the corporate ladder. Plot unfolds like the somewhat timeworn Cinderella… More
Ken Stachnik
I liked it okay! Damn you Nichols for being a consummate craftsman!