Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. 63
    This wacky, campy lampoon of 1950s Hollywood musicals is not for everyone.
  2. 63
    A campy, brightly colored musical comedy.
  3. 60
    Be warned: the silly songs are damnably catchy, from Gerrit's ode to the seventeen pigeons he keeps on the roof, which he sings while sporting a very tight set of white undergarments, to the rousing "Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster."
  4. Reviewed by: John McMurtrie
    50
    A pleasant enough movie whose overt charm sometimes works against it.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    It's all an excuse for some daft production numbers, however, and a chance to relive the vanished Holland of your youth. Yes Nurse? No Nurse? Maybe Nurse!
  6. If the film's old-movie homages are affectionate, they're slavishly imitative and scattershot, and the story is so willfully daffy that not even the hint of a subtext asserts itself. The film rides on the dubious assumption that camp and infantilism are the same thing.
  7. 40
    A little of this goes a long way.
  8. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    40
    Pic maintains a likable, breezy tone throughout but looks increasingly threadbare of real inspiration or originality as it proceeds.
  9. At once corny and precious, its humor seems too heavily ethnic to travel well.
  10. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    10
    The songs are shrill and cloying (if mercifully forgettable), the choreography is embarrassing, and the comedy sets a new global standard for puerility--and not in a fun way.

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