Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Dec 7, 2010
    Burlesque bumps and grinds. And then it continues to grind and grind and grind.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Dec 9, 2010
    The choicest dialogue in Burlesque provokes the sort of laughter that other, intentionally funny films only dream of generating.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Dec 9, 2010
    Burlesque is the celluloid equivalent to a Big Mac attack, and any resemblance to a plot is purely coincidental.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Dec 9, 2010
    It could have been the 21st-century Showgirls. I wouldn't have missed that for the world. Instead, Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera playing drag queen versions of themselves with all the vitality of Madame Tussauds wax dolls, is a bust that lacks the pizzaz and bugfuck nuttiness of Paul Verhoeven's 1995 trash epic.
  5. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Dec 9, 2010
    What you remember when it's over is the impact of Aguilera's voice, but not what she's singing; montages of body parts, but not the choreography; and Aguilera's face, music-video-trained to hold a close-up so emotionally exaggerated, you might even call it a burlesque.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Dec 9, 2010
    Basically a theme-park version of a tawdry tradition.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 141 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 61
  2. Negative: 10 out of 61
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    BURLESQUE is so BURLESQUE they did a perfect work and delivery a msg to the world have fun without touch Fun Fun Fun , so amazing film in general the film count with super performances the music is so good !!!! Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2010
    BURLESQUE IS HOT! Cher is HOT! (The old girl's still got it!!) Christina is HOT! The chorus gals are HOT! The guys are HOT! The music is HOT! The sets are HOT! Even Stanley Tucci is HOT! (And always great!) To all you freakin' critics, you can pick all you want; most of you are so full of your own self importanc...e that you have forgotten how to enjoy a movie. Okay, so there's no groundbreaking storyline and it hints of Cabaret, Showgirls and Moulin Rouge! So what! Just suspend your belief for a couple of hours and enjoy yourself. You won't regret it! This movie is HOT! I've been in the movie business for 45 years now and very, very, very few movies have I had this much fun watching. And, that's what it's all about. Have fun, let this flick flow over you and carry you toe-tapping and cheering for a couple of hours. This is one time the ticket price is worth every penny. Did I mention? THIS MOVIE IS HOT! Full Review »
  3. Nov 24, 2010
    Even though it's campy, cliched and overlong, Burlesque somehow still manages to be enjoyable and entertaining. Just turn off your brain and enjoy the shiny, sparkley show. Full Review »