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63
Miami Herald
This wacky, campy lampoon of 1950s Hollywood musicals is not for everyone.
63
New York Post
A campy, brightly colored musical comedy.
60
Be warned: the silly songs are damnably catchy, from Gerrit's ode to the seventeen pigeons he keeps on the roof, which he sings while sporting a very tight set of white undergarments, to the rousing "Ja Zuster, Nee Zuster."
50
The New York Times
If the film's old-movie homages are affectionate, they're slavishly imitative and scattershot, and the story is so willfully daffy that not even the hint of a subtext asserts itself. The film rides on the dubious assumption that camp and infantilism are the same thing.
50
It's all an excuse for some daft production numbers, however, and a chance to relive the vanished Holland of your youth. Yes Nurse? No Nurse? Maybe Nurse!
50
A pleasant enough movie whose overt charm sometimes works against it.
40
Variety
Pic maintains a likable, breezy tone throughout but looks increasingly threadbare of real inspiration or originality as it proceeds.
40
A little of this goes a long way.
30
At once corny and precious, its humor seems too heavily ethnic to travel well.
10
The songs are shrill and cloying (if mercifully forgettable), the choreography is embarrassing, and the comedy sets a new global standard for puerility--and not in a fun way.

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