Showgirls Synopsis
A dancer (Elizabeth Berkley) stoops low to rise in Las Vegas.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Who knew such a seamy swim in the misogynistic swill of life could be so entertaining?
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As Nomi, Elizabeth Berkley has exactly two emotions -- hot and bothered -- but her party-doll blowsiness works for the picture.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
The film's big lap-dance sequence is impressive, however, if only for the sheer athleticism of Elizabeth Berkley's contortion. Later, when...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
In its depiction of the Las Vegas nightclub scene and in its own cinematic strategies, the film is quite instructive about the intersection...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If the plot and screenplay are juvenile, the production values are first-rate, and the lead performance by newcomer Elizabeth Berkley has a...
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30

TV Guide

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After an onslaught of prerelease hype promising the erotic experience of a lifetime, Showgirls reveals itself as a 131-minute dose of...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What's completely baffling is that everyone in the film thinks Nomi is one heck of a dancer, even though her one move -- throwing her arms...
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12

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This film is like a shiny, red apple that's rotten to the core -- despite slick direction and a glossy sheen, it reeks of decay. Showgirls...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
There's nothing even mildly intriguing, or remotely galvanizing, about Showgirls.
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San Francisco Examiner

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That Berkley cannot act is indisputable. But her dancing looks like a seizure.
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By djwest.com
i masturbated through the entire film...

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By geoelevation25
That's disgusting...

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By nyclv99
Oscar material, no. Fun, yes!!!...

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Rated NC-17
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