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  • Summary: Ambitious secretary Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) makes her up the corporate ladder with a little creative deception by "taking over" when her boss Katherine Parker (Sigourney Weaver) breaks her leg on a ski trip.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 100
    One of those entertainments where you laugh a lot along the way, and then you end up on the edge of your seat at the end.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    100
    Intoxicating. [19 Dec 1988, p.78]
  3. Working Girl is the sparkling success that it is because of the sheer irresistibility of Melanie Griffith. [21 Dec 1988, Calendar, p.6-1]
  4. Reviewed by: Judy Stone
    75
    An amusing trifle. [21 Dec 1988, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
  5. Wade, presumably with Nichols's urging and aid, has tricked up most of the picture with plotting that scuttles the realism of the beginning, strangles any serious view of the theme, and ends up ludicrously incredible. [30 Jan 1989, p.28]
  6. The laughs in Working Girl are the laughs of near-recognition - just good enough to make us wish they were much better.
  7. 30
    Nichols must have a cummerbund around his head: the directing is constricted – there's no visual inventiveness or spontaneity. And in his hands the script has no conviction. [9 Jan 1989]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 12, 2012
    7
    However outdated the costumes and settings, outmoded the corporal cooperation business, I believe the ethic of WORKING GIRL is abiding, atHowever outdated the costumes and settings, outmoded the corporal cooperation business, I believe the ethic of WORKING GIRL is abiding, at least until this moment (24 years later), resembling a 1980s version of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006), however collected 6 Oscar nominations with 1 win (for Carly Simonâ Expand

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