Working Girl 1988

Critics score:
84 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Working Girl, always fun even when at its most frivolous, has the benefit of the cinematographer Michael Ballhaus's sharp visual sense of board room chic, and of supporting characters who help carry its class distinctions beyond simple caricature. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Griffith's talent, energy, and sexiness give it some drive and punch. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Working Girl is Nichols returning to the top of his form, and Griffith finding hers. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: How will the working class be educated to survive and thrive in the computer age? This intoxicating movie has an answer: let her strut her outer-borough wisdom from Wall Street to the Pacific Rim. Watch her fatten portfolios as she melts hearts. Read more

Time Out: The interaction between the female leads is so funny that you don't care if the leading man never turns up. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Working Girl is enjoyable largely due to the fun of watching scrappy, sexy, unpredictable Melanie Griffith rise from Staten Island secretary to Wall Street whiz. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Nichols' timing seems off. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: This scrumptious romantic comedy with its blithe cast is as easy to watch as swirling ball gowns and dancing feet. But oh me, oh my, how much more demanding it is to be a fairy tale heroine these days. Read more