Burlesque

Burlesque

Burlesque

A cabaret-styled musical about small-town girl Ali (Christina Aguilera), who ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by Tess (Cher), a former dancer.

The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess struggles to keep the aging theatre alive in the face of distracted dancers and a threat from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot. Ali, hired by Tess as a waitress, escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. The club's fortune changes when Ali's booming voice is discovered and makes her the main attraction...

2010Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references119 minsUSA
DramaMusicalRomance

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Burlesque / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

But Burlesque critically fails to reach the giddy batshit-crazy highs that buoyed Verhoeven’s crapsterpiece, and is content to merely gloss up a oft-told story with ‘tastefully’ concealed T & A, shaken with intensity on stage.

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Variety

Variety

An overwrought, underwritten hootchy-kootchy tuner that desperately wants to be "Cabaret," but lacks the edge and historical context to pull it off.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

Nominated for a Golden Globe for best Musical/ comedy seems entirely apt for Burlesque.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Once again, Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" haunts the stage with derbies and splayed legs, but with results that are strictly Sally Bowdlerized.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Like the dancers on Sunset Boulevard, Burlesque knuckles down, scrubs up, and makes the goddamn best of things

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Burlesque shows Cher and Christina Aguilera being all that they can be, and that's more than enough.

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Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Intentionally or not, it might be the comedy of the year. The music and dance are thrilling and the costumes saucy enough to satisfy, but the whole is so camp and clichéd that it must be deliberate. Right?

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