Burlesque

Burlesque

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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
48%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

And you thought Glee was camp...

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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?

3.0
0

I liked the cerography and music therefore 1 star. The dialogs and storyline is incredibly primitive very likely written by a 9 year old Barbie doll and the attempts by the cast to cover that up is hopeless to say the least.

1.0
0

Yes it was a little cliche and predictable and the ending was laughable but overall I quite liked it.. Gorgeous costumes, over the top make up and good songs it was a enjoyable two hours and I went home content.

3.0
0

Take Coyote Ugly, add a little more sass and a little less sense and you've got Burlesque. I'll admit, I wasn't looking forward to this movie. On first impressions, it seemed like a derivative mess of cliched plot points and mediocre musical numbers. On my last impression, it IS a derivative mess of cliched plot points and mediocre musical numbers. It isn't...

2.0
0

Not normally into musicals but this was light, fun entertainment. Cher captured attention with her first club song "Welcome to Burlesque" and Christina gave several strong performances. Two Divas on stage: one guiding veteran and one young seeker. The love angle between bartender/songwriter (Cam Gigandet) and cabaret singer (Christina Aguilera)...

3.0
0

The movie was awesome! The songs were pretty outstanding - lets not forget 2 of them were nominated for a Golden Globe - and one of them WON it! Best Original song!! Wicked! SO many critics {like the one above} have slammed it for being cliched - predictable - not original. However when Avatar is basically a copy of Fern Gully & Pocahontas no one...

5.0
0

Loved the costumes and dancing, acting was fine, singing was a bit too much towards the end. But oh so predictable, would have been great to see a few twists that weren't inevitable. Mind you 2 hours went very quickly so it's definately worth watching if you like chick flicks ( only one guy in our audience)

3.0
0

Yes i know how to work the star ratings things i am just not feeling very giving today! I care not for glitz and glamour and warbly singing of scantily clad girlies with big hair and bigger eyelashes. So I say OOOOH No don't go! I hav 2 things to say - Christina, WHAT? and Cheer, STOP... just STOP

0

Not since playstation 3 have I wanted to dance and sing so much. COSTUMES, awesome!! Singing fantastic and OMG the man she falls for hot hot eye candy

3.0
0

so the only way was up. My 9 year old loved it and hopes the dvd is out in time for her birthday and perhaps she could get the sound track too. I found myself grooving along but.... also rewritng the script. Great visuals and I just love Cher. The mickey mouse club girl was pretty good too. Are there actually any musicals that have a great plot? Maybe Rocky...

3.0
0

The first thing I did when I got home from the cinema was download the soundtrack to Burlesque - it is so catchy! Great music, great costumes and spectacle. Of course, it has a rather predictable ending, but most movies do these days! Will prove to be an entertaining viewing :)

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

And you thought Glee was camp...

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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?

3.0
0

I liked the cerography and music therefore 1 star. The dialogs and storyline is incredibly primitive very likely written by a 9 year old Barbie doll and the attempts by the cast to cover that up is hopeless to say the least.

1.0
0

Yes it was a little cliche and predictable and the ending was laughable but overall I quite liked it.. Gorgeous costumes, over the top make up and good songs it was a enjoyable two hours and I went home content.

3.0
0

Take Coyote Ugly, add a little more sass and a little less sense and you've got Burlesque. I'll admit, I wasn't looking forward to this movie. On first impressions, it seemed like a derivative mess of cliched plot points and mediocre musical numbers. On my last impression, it IS a derivative mess of cliched plot points and mediocre musical numbers. It...

2.0
0

Not normally into musicals but this was light, fun entertainment. Cher captured attention with her first club song "Welcome to Burlesque" and Christina gave several strong performances. Two Divas on stage: one guiding veteran and one young seeker. The love angle between bartender/songwriter (Cam Gigandet) and cabaret singer (Christina Aguilera)...

3.0
0

The movie was awesome! The songs were pretty outstanding - lets not forget 2 of them were nominated for a Golden Globe - and one of them WON it! Best Original song!! Wicked! SO many critics {like the one above} have slammed it for being cliched - predictable - not original. However when Avatar is basically a copy of Fern Gully & Pocahontas no one...

5.0
0

Loved the costumes and dancing, acting was fine, singing was a bit too much towards the end. But oh so predictable, would have been great to see a few twists that weren't inevitable. Mind you 2 hours went very quickly so it's definately worth watching if you like chick flicks ( only one guy in our audience)

3.0
0

Yes i know how to work the star ratings things i am just not feeling very giving today! I care not for glitz and glamour and warbly singing of scantily clad girlies with big hair and bigger eyelashes. So I say OOOOH No don't go! I hav 2 things to say - Christina, WHAT? and Cheer, STOP... just STOP

0

Not since playstation 3 have I wanted to dance and sing so much. COSTUMES, awesome!! Singing fantastic and OMG the man she falls for hot hot eye candy

3.0
0

so the only way was up. My 9 year old loved it and hopes the dvd is out in time for her birthday and perhaps she could get the sound track too. I found myself grooving along but.... also rewritng the script. Great visuals and I just love Cher. The mickey mouse club girl was pretty good too. Are there actually any musicals that have a great plot? Maybe...

3.0
0

The first thing I did when I got home from the cinema was download the soundtrack to Burlesque - it is so catchy! Great music, great costumes and spectacle. Of course, it has a rather predictable ending, but most movies do these days! Will prove to be an entertaining viewing :)

4.0
0