Conclusion: 'Burlesque' marks the return of Cher and the feature film debut of pop star Christina Aguilera, but that's about all this flimsy, uninteresting musical has to offer. A few good numbers briefly offset the boredom, but can't pump sufficient life into a trite, predictable tale.
Conclusion: It's fun. It's entertaining. It doesn't offer a whole lot of depth to this typical tale of a small town girl in the big city with her name in lights. The cast is packed with A-list celebrities that help you enjoy the show.
Excerpt: It’s really hard to make a decent musical. Almost all of them ever produced suck, and the ones that don’t are obsessed over like buried treasure. Think about how low the bar is. 2007’s remake of Hairspray is, without question, above average and has the right to exist, but it got the same Rotten...
Excerpt: Burlesque is a terrible film that will delight nearly everyone who sees it, whether they’re 12-year-old Christina Aguilera fans or bad-movie buffs angling for a guilty pleasure. Burlesque delivers exactly what it promises, and then some: It’s a glittering neon valentine to divadom so exquisitely,...
Conclusion: 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?
Excerpt: "Burlesque" is everything you might imagine - clichéd, yes. Thin on plot, yes. Largely a performance vehicle for it's leading ladies, yes. But it's more - it's entertaining escapism, and isn't that what movies are all about?
Summary: In Burlesque zie je hoe serveerster Ali naar de grote stad afreist, om daar haar droom na te jagen om zangeres/danseres te worden. Ze krijgt uiteindelijk een kans in de club “Burlesque”, die gerund wordt door de strenge Tess. Christina Aguilera zet als Ali een aardige rol neer.