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Rated NC-17 for nudity and erotic sexuality throughout, and for some graphic language and sexual violence.

NC-17 In Theaters 09/22/1995 , 131min.
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February 20, 2012

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
The film makers had declared they were bravely exploring new levels of licentiousness, but the biggest risk they've taken here is making a nearly $40 million movie without anyone who can act. The absence of both drama and eroticism turns Showgirls into a bare-butted bore. [22 Sept 1995] Full Review
James Berardinelli
This film is like a shiny, red apple that's rotten to the core -- despite slick direction and a glossy sheen, it reeks of decay. Showgirls isn't a good drama, a good thriller, or even good pornography. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Lacking the combustible Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in leading roles, Showgirls descends into incoherent tedium. Though the filmmakers' incessant talk about vision, artistry and honest self-expression lead one to expect a sexually explicit biopic about the Dalai Lama, what is in fact provided is depressing and disappointing as well as dehumanizing. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
The story is so shabbily built that it can make no valid claim to motives other than the filmmakers' mercenary desires to cash in on the public's prurient interests. And even on this bottom-feeder level, Showgirls fails to deliver the goods. Full Review

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