(Showgirls movie review at Entertainment Weekly)
Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly
Dean Essner — Entertainment Weekly
(Showgirls movie review at New York Times)
Janet Maslin — New York Times
[The script] is as hoary as it is whore-y, whipping out every backstage cliche as he recycles his Flashdance plot into Trashdance.
Susan Wloszczyna — USA Today
An overcoat movie for men who don't want to be seen going into a porno theater.
Rita Kempley — Washington Post
To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.
Desson Thomson — Washington Post
A waste of a perfectly good NC-17 rating.
Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Rick Groen — Globe and Mail
One of the worst films of the year.
James Berardinelli — ReelViews
(Showgirls movie review at Hollywood Reporter)
Dean Essner — Hollywood Reporter
A film of thunderous oafishness that gives adult subject matter the kind of bad name it does not need or deserve.
Kenneth Turan — Los Angeles Times
Intelligently made by a smart director in full command of his powers.
Tim Brayton — Antagony & Ecstasy
...a bad film, borderline inept, with an anti-erotic toxic charge about it. It deserved all the mean things people said about it.
Philip Martin — Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
James Plath — Movie Metropolis
James Plath — DVDTown.com
(Showgirls movie review at New Republic)
Stanley Kauffmann — New Republic
(Showgirls movie review at The New Republic)
Stanley Kauffmann — The New Republic
Even the grossest porn is more cheerfully sexual than this movie.
Rob Gonsalves — eFilmCritic.com
(Showgirls movie review at Time Out)
Derek Adams — Time Out
The film emerges as a plastic, awkward mess without a hint of eroticism or genuine sexuality (not unlike Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly).
Jeffrey M. Anderson — Combustible Celluloid
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