Showgirls

User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 155 Ratings

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

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  1. Sep 28, 2010
    6
    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
    5
    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
    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 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
    6
    It's a real guilty pleasure with crappy acting from every actor in this movie.
  5. Dec 9, 2012
    5
    "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
    5
    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.
Metascore
16

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
    60
    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."