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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton star in this rousing musical about a sheriff and a madam who band together to save the infamous Texas Chicken Ranch from a big-city TV crusader.

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- Boyd van Hoeij,, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A bawdy good time. All but stolen by Charles Durning as the sidestepping governor and Dom DeLuise as the leader of the decency police.

- Chuck O'Leary,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I HATE ALL musicals except for this 1 so I did not expect to like this movie but I did

- dukeakasmudge, Friday, October 23, 2009

4 stars

Despite being around 7 years old when I first watched this film (and not completely understanding all of it's contents) I watched this film over and over and fell in love with the costumes (how naive? ha ha). Country music isn't particular my thing, but this film is fun and I still remember pretty much every word throughout the film (yes, I was an even worse film addict as a kid). I have to rate this film fairly high, the nostalgia's sake.

- 76Majikat, Tuesday, May 27, 2008

4 stars

A rousing good time at a Texas Whorehouse with silly country-flavored songs which I found catchy. There's plenty of antics going on, but nothing nude is shown. Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton have some fun chemistry. He can't sing too well, but she belts out some good tunes. Dom Deloise plays a crazy TV news examiner who tries to expose the Whorehouse and get it closed down. There are some slow bittersweet moments near the end. It's a slice of the 80's.

- YosemiteSamFan, Saturday, July 7, 2007