Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    An old-fashioned postmodern hoot.
  2. 50
    It's all good clean fun; the movie is well intentioned to a blandly feminist fault. Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.
  3. Reviewed by: Daniel Eagan
    A Wink and a Smile tries to tame burlesque, make it something to laugh at -- or worse, something that requires no skill.
  4. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    The tension between wanting to root for these women and ultimately being faced with what you're rooting for (a pair of pinwheeling boobies) goes completely unresolved.
  5. 25
    Last week I thought watching women take their clothes off was sexy. This week I saw A Wink and a Smile.

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