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Based on 38 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 77 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It could have been the 21st-century Showgirls. I wouldn't have missed that for the world. Instead, Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera playing drag queen versions of themselves with all the vitality of Madame Tussauds wax dolls, is a bust that lacks the pizzaz and bugfuck nuttiness of Paul Verhoeven's 1995 trash epic. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's big, perfectly cast and entertaining in every way, but more than that it feels like a generous public event. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    It bristles with exuberant numbers that strain beneath the weight of cliché. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Basically a theme-park version of a tawdry tradition. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Burlesque is a preposterous and intermittently entertaining lesson in how to make a movie musical with a little brains and a lot of talent. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Sure, sometimes it's fun to be assaulted by sequins, wigs, corsets and retro homage. But Xtina's fans can find all that already - in videos ranging from "Lady Marmalade" to "Ain't No Other Man" - without having to sit through two hours of recycled plots and plastic acting. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Women will love this, and men won't mind the eye candy either, so it looks like this Screen Gems release can't help becoming a hit. show more

  • 65
    Scott Tobias NPR

    It's silly and often laughable, but it's a sweet fantasy, too, produced in loving homage to the frothiest traditions of stage and screen. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    But what makes Burlesque truly delectable - for the first half, at least, before its going-nowhere storyline really heads south - is its less obvious camp value. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Reminiscent of Showgirls minus the sex, nudity, sleaze, bad acting and horrible dancing, Burlesque is a typical A Star is Born story. show more

  • November 24, 2013 jgorman10
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    How does moviephone know I\'m checking reviews when I haven\'t logedin?Well, considering my Orientation, I\'m obligated to praise anything with both Cher and Christina in it but this was remarkable....but in the right mood, Moulin Rouge is a favorite. Cuba Libro and long live the Free Spirit. Peace.

  • January 12, 2013 kvlynn
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    I have always been a Cher fan, musically as well as acting. Paired up with Christina was brilliant. Although I am not usually attracted to musicals, I love this film and being a true lover of music, Christina fully succeeds to give me those chilly goose bumps, especially on \"Bound to You\". Santa brought me the soundtrack CD and I play it very LOUD in my car. Thanks Christina and Cher :)

  • January 02, 2013 Juanita
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    Saw it on TV last night for the first time! Thoroughly enjoyed the performers, specially Christina. Great movie regardless of what the critics say. Top notch...Better than Glee which is a fun show. Let\'s have more musicals and down with American Idol!!!! Doesn\'t anyone remember Star Search???!!!! Tired of reality TV. Bring back Carol Burnett-type TV shows!!!!!!

  • June 16, 2012 oz00000000125103
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    Enjoyable and Chrisina Aguilera is delightful! Notice how it was well received with those who actually watched it (audience) rather than those (critics) who \"prejudge\" with a bias... (this is where we get the word \"prejudice\" from). Music is great and the dance numbers need to be seen! Forget the critics---they think being snarky is cool....Good old fashioned movie about small-town girl trying to make it in the big city!

  • September 17, 2012 Diane Higgs
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    Excellent movie! It showed you can work burlesque and still values. The choreography was off the charts, expecially the finally. Christina did an awesome god; she and the entire cast made it look easy!

  • October 30, 2011 marymcandy
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    I was not aware that Christina could sing like that,where have I been to have missed her and now I am a fan, will purchase her music, the movie too. Cher is a fighter in life, I became a fan of hers music, the person she have become later in my life and this movie proved me correct. I am a black woman in Philadephia who feel the same about Diana Ross and love Celine too.

  • August 25, 2011 msdb46
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    i love this movie I watch it all the time when it is on TV

  • August 02, 2011 paaadzie
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    My husband and I have wached this movie many times and enjoy it everytime. We love the music and dancing. It\'s good hollywood stuff!! 5 stars

  • July 04, 2011 cmmcfarlin
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    I loved it! Wasn\'t a Christina A. fan.....but I am now! And old is she??? she looks fabulious and still has her pipes! I was very pleasantly surprised at this movie and plan to buy it!

  • June 27, 2011 ovid199669
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    The worst piece of inane thash since Cayote Ugly.


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