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A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop, Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.

 
 

“Pleasingly wonkish”

– Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

“Smartly analytical and entertaining”

– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 
 

“Almost as entertaining as Showgirls itself”

– Rich Juzwiak, Jezebel

“Exhilarating, madcap cine-essay”

– David Edelstein, VulturE

 

“The most thoughtful deconstruction of a film imaginable”

– Kent Turner, Film Forward