Burlesque Synopsis
A small-town gal (Christina Aguilera) with a big voice becomes a performer in a musical revue.
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Critic Ratings


San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's big, perfectly cast and entertaining in every way, but more than that it feels like a generous public event.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Women will love this, and men won't mind the eye candy either, so it looks like this Screen Gems release can't help becoming a hit.
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By Scott Tobias
It's silly and often laughable, but it's a sweet fantasy, too, produced in loving homage to the frothiest traditions of stage and screen.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's entertaining enough, like watching a celebrity workout film with a plot. But never once is it believable.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Burlesque is a preposterous and intermittently entertaining lesson in how to make a movie musical with a little brains and a lot of talent.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
It bristles with exuberant numbers that strain beneath the weight of cliché.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Earnestly ersatz down to every spangle, dance move, plot turn, and line of hokum dialogue, Burlesque is a showbiz pic for these American...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Sure, sometimes it's fun to be assaulted by sequins, wigs, corsets and retro homage. But Xtina's fans can find all that already - in videos...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It could have been the 21st-century Showgirls. I wouldn't have missed that for the world. Instead, Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Basically a theme-park version of a tawdry tradition.
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Musicals are back, baby!

By wiseolemoviegoer13
I think some of the reviews of this amazing movie are way off the mark! Okay, so it is a bit cliché. What do you want it is a musical! The first number with Cher (what the hell did she do to her upper...

Five Word Review

By SpiritMatter
notCaberet notChicago notFlashdance notSexy ForgetableSongs...

Stop Reading Critics...Make Your Own Decisions

By lju1952
Critics ticked me off with their horrible reviews of "Love and Other Drugs", and once again with "Burlesque". So, peeps, stop reading the critics trash and see movies you WANT to see and not see...

Must see!

By Morganc84
A long time fan of Christina, she bright her all to the big screen! Great entertainment from start to finish and an all-star cast. Cher rocks her two solos as well and looks stunning!...

Five Word Review

By Lovetotravel
An Evening Definitely Well Spent!!...

A unique and glamorous film perfect for fans of Cher and Christina

By sparrow10079
I've aways been a big XTina fan, and she did not disappoint in this movie. Her vocals were absolutely incredible. She is and always will be a very strong singer and this entertaining and glamorous,...

Glorified MTV ......Magnificent voices...sweet dancing...BUT...

By lovestalentmoviefan
.... one dimensional acting,even the wonderful Mr.Tucci was cookie cutter gay and loyal best friend. Unoriginal story with the barest thinking put into creation and delivery. This movie is jam packed...


I went to the teather with the idea of watching the always pleasant CHER and then the great singer CRISTINA AGUILERA. SURPRISE!!!! Cristina knows acting!!!!! so good that you forgot that cher was...


By e039021
Burlesque is a must go movie for the movie buff who enjoys the risque, Cher and Christina perform at a max. Cher still has it! Her music will live forever. Christina is a sight for sore eyes. ...

Slow Moving Beach Scene

By Redsnapper31415
The outfits of the gals were appropriate for a state park beach. This wasn't burlesque. For a 120 minute movie, it had little story. Nobody was killed, which would have been an improvement. The whole...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sexy musical is forgettable despite talented stars.
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