Showgirls

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Released 1995

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Showgirls

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Director:
Paul Verhoeven
Released:
1995
Rating:
NC-17
An aspiring Las Vegas showgirl stops at nothing to realize her dream in this outrageous, controversial film. Elizabeth Berkeley stars as the beautiful, but icy Nomi who isn't afraid to use sex or violence on her ascent from stripper to sizzling showgirl...as long as her mysterious past doesn't get exposed along the way.

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    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    If the plot and screenplay are juvenile, the production values are first-rate, and the lead performance by newcomer Elizabeth Berkley has a fierce energy that's always interesting.

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    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Lacking the combustible Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in leading roles, Showgirls descends into incoherent tedium. Though the filmmakers' incessant talk about vision, artistry a...

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    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Impossibly vulgar, tawdry and coarse, this much-touted major studio splash into NC-17 waters is akin to being keelhauled through a cesspool, with sharks swimming alongside.

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