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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 155 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 155

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  1. Sep 28, 2010
    I am not comfortable calling Showgirls a bad film. I derive far too much enjoyment from its misguided attempt at drama to judge it so harshly. No, its not fair to call Showgirls bad, but I think â
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    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.
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    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 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.
  4. Mar 15, 2011
    It's a real guilty pleasure with crappy acting from every actor in this movie.
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    "Showgirls" is not nearly as bad as you might think; what it lacks in screenwriting it makes up for in gratuitous nudity. A peep show on the silver screen.
  6. Dec 6, 2015
    like driving past a car wreck on the highway, you can't look away. a guilty pleasure, perfect for those snow bound days. great for the whole family . . . especially the crazy ones.

Overwhelming dislike - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 13 out of 19
  1. 20
    This film is just a coarser, dumber, smuttier remake of the 1983 Eszterhas-penned "Flashdance," throbbing music, working-class Cinderella and all.
  2. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    What matters much more than the story or the Spicy Stuff is the dancing, the show-biz dancing. It's electric. Exciting. And there's lots of it. [23 Oct 1995]
  3. What's completely baffling is that everyone in the film thinks Nomi is one heck of a dancer, even though her one move -- throwing her arms out stiffly -- is straight out of "Dr. Strangelove."