• 2010
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Antin
  • Written by: Susannah Grant
  • Cast: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Dianna Agron

Run-of-the-mill implausible sequin-fest featuring Aguilera as a small-town girl who quits her waitressing job to make it as a singer and is taken under the grizzled wing of former dancer (and failing burlesque club owner) Cher.

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23 Dec 20102 stars

Ill-advised directorial debut is dross, despite effort from Christina Aguilera and Cher

(12A) 119min Burlesque is the type of film that made musicals go out of fashion. It plays up the kitsch in order to cover its many deficiencies. At best the film has curiosity value as it features the acting debut of Christina Aguilera, who also…

Burlesque may star Cher and Christine Aguilera, but there's too much glitter

14 Dec 2010

So there’s a new musical out about burlesque. They’ve made the wrong movie writes Paul Dale

Burlesque starring Cher and Christine Aguilera is a film that has missed its moment. The resurgence and revival of burlesque dominoed by club nights in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, and later globalised by Dita Von Teese, now seems to belong to…

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