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  • Summary: Seduction, passion and power struggles unfold as the creators of "Basic Instinct" blow the lid off the seemingly glamorous world of Las Vegas showdancing in this controversial film that stars Elizabeth Berkley. (MGM)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 13 out of 19
  1. 63
    Who knew such a seamy swim in the misogynistic swill of life could be so entertaining?
  2. As Nomi, Elizabeth Berkley has exactly two emotions -- hot and bothered -- but her party-doll blowsiness works for the picture.
  3. 50
    The film's big lap-dance sequence is impressive, however, if only for the sheer athleticism of Elizabeth Berkley's contortion. Later, when she pulls the same stunt in a swimming pool, we recognize the show for what it is--a male fantasy film in which the women are little more than rag dolls. [22 Sept 1995]
  4. 20
    This film is just a coarser, dumber, smuttier remake of the 1983 Eszterhas-penned "Flashdance," throbbing music, working-class Cinderella and all.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    0
    Obscene level of incompetence, excessive inanity in the story line, gross negligence of the viewer's intelligence, a prurient interest in the quick buck. [2 Oct 1995]
  6. Lacking the combustible Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in leading roles, Showgirls descends into incoherent tedium. Though the filmmakers' incessant talk about vision, artistry and honest self-expression lead one to expect a sexually explicit biopic about the Dalai Lama, what is in fact provided is depressing and disappointing as well as dehumanizing.
  7. The story is so shabbily built that it can make no valid claim to motives other than the filmmakers' mercenary desires to cash in on the public's prurient interests. And even on this bottom-feeder level, Showgirls fails to deliver the goods.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 11 out of 37
  1. Jun 2, 2012
    10
    i thought it was a pretty good movie,don't listen to the haters....

    i never knew of this movie until my sister told me about it,i was
    i thought it was a pretty good movie,don't listen to the haters....

    i never knew of this movie until my sister told me about it,i was hesitant at first to watch it honestly but when i did,i enjoyed it one of the best erotic movies i have ever seen in my life....

    i constantly watch it from time to time.
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  2. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    One of the worst movie ever made. The reason it won so many razzie awards is because it was just plain awful. Terrible acting, useless use ofOne of the worst movie ever made. The reason it won so many razzie awards is because it was just plain awful. Terrible acting, useless use of nudity. It's simply a waste of everyone's time Expand
  3. LeonardoF
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    The authentic guilty pleasure.
  4. Mar 15, 2011
    6
    It's a real guilty pleasure with crappy acting from every actor in this movie.
  5. Mar 2, 2014
    5
    This is one of those so-bad-its-good films. This film was meant to be Elizabeth Berkley's big break after 'Saved by the Bell', but really itThis is one of those so-bad-its-good films. This film was meant to be Elizabeth Berkley's big break after 'Saved by the Bell', but really it killed her career. I would have to say this film has everything; bad acting, nudity, a high budget, sex, violence and a lesson learned. The most expensive exploitation film ever made. Expand
  6. Sep 29, 2011
    5
    While Elizabeth Berkeley looks incredible, the movie would have been better had she actually looked like she was enjoying what she was doing.While Elizabeth Berkeley looks incredible, the movie would have been better had she actually looked like she was enjoying what she was doing. Other than that this is a guilty pleasure. The kiss between Elizabeth & Gina Gershon is up therer with the best lesbian kiss in a movie. Expand
  7. Sam
    Apr 6, 2006
    0
    It's gone beyond the well-loved "so bad it's good" bar and gone down to something much, much worse.

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