Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 16 out of 34
  1. A flabbergasting waste of time and talent.
  2. Leaves an unintentional unpleasant aftertaste.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    A bottom-rung Bette Midler vehicle disguised as a biopic of novelist Jacqueline Susann, the movie is a wannabe satire shackled by misplaced reverence.
  4. 30
    Lame comic-strip excuse for a biopic.
  5. 30
    If you're looking for laughs, give "Valley of the Dolls" another read instead.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    Isn't even unintentionally funny enough to qualify as guilty pleasure a la "Valley of the Dolls."
  7. 25
    A flat and peculiar film.
  8. 25
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
  9. An utter drag, a tepid and sterilized telling of Susann's life.
  10. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    It used to be that Midler was a life force, but whenever she tries to play one, she looks like she's floating in formaldehyde.
  11. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    One of the worst messes in years.
  12. Has to be among the worst movies ever made.
  13. As bumbling and mindless, as naively misconceived, as that clapping-through-tears moniker.
  14. If it were the last videotape available in the only video store in the remotest corner of Alaska, I'd take one last slug of Jack Daniels and start walking directly into the howling snows.
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 31, 2014
    Despite Bette Midler giving her all, the film was overtly bland and not amusing. Something simply was missing from Isn't She Great... and it was missing for the entire film. Full Review »