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: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

William Thomas
Empire Magazine

Showgirls would be offensive if it hadn't been hyped ("Leave your inhibitions at the door" winked the US publicity). But it has.

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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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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Perhaps you have been tempted by the hype over this movie's rating to go see what all the fuss is about. Crush that impulse.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Is it sexy? Not when you're laughing.

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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.

Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

The entire picture isn't an exercise in eroticism as much as it's a jumbled series of excuses to have the cast take off their clothes.

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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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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

One thing I'll say for Showgirls, it's educational. But sadly, it isn't much else.

Trace Thurman
Horror Queers Podcast

This is a camp masterpiece and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Never actually saw this one before. Have to admit, kind of liked it. At first the hammy acting (intentional apparently) was a bit off putting, but as the movie… 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
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

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