Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 16 out of 34
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  1. 25
    A flat and peculiar film.
  2. A flabbergasting waste of time and talent.
  3. An utter drag, a tepid and sterilized telling of Susann's life.
  4. As bumbling and mindless, as naively misconceived, as that clapping-through-tears moniker.
  5. 30
    Lame comic-strip excuse for a biopic.
  6. 25
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
  7. Has to be among the worst movies ever made.
  8. Leaves an unintentional unpleasant aftertaste.
  9. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    20
    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.
  10. 30
    If you're looking for laughs, give "Valley of the Dolls" another read instead.
  11. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    10
    One of the worst messes in years.
  12. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    A bottom-rung Bette Midler vehicle disguised as a biopic of novelist Jacqueline Susann, the movie is a wannabe satire shackled by misplaced reverence.
  13. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    30
    Isn't even unintentionally funny enough to qualify as guilty pleasure a la "Valley of the Dolls."
  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.
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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
    3
    Despite Bette Midler giving her all, the film was overtly bland and not amusing. Something simply was missing from Isn't She Great... and itDespite 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 »