A strangely off-putting musical farce.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 1/5
Basically the filmmaker reminds us of his affection for social misfits, but without much conviction. He's simply too hip to commit himself to his beliefs, and a relentless frivolity prevails.
Some of the musical numbers are fun and there are some good gags here and there, but for the most part this one is pretty weak.
| Original Score: 2/4
Johnny Depp is extremely well cast in John Waters' sweet-natured fable about rebellious youth
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: C+
If there is one constant in recent social history, it is that we feel nostalgia for yesterday's teenage badness even while we fear today's.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 4/5
One of Waters' most accessible oddities.
| Original Score: 3/5
Everyone is clearly having a ball in Cry-Baby, and one can only imagine what the nightlife was like on the set
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Successfully works in fits and starts.
Johnny Depp is a rockin' revelation
Great campy fun. How many tears will Johnny shed?
Pink Flamingos fans will find Cry-Baby decidedly tame, but it's one of my favorites.
John Waters' mischievous satire of the teen exploitation genre is entertaining as a rude joyride through another era, full of great clothes and hairdos.
Cheerfully camp, terrifically enjoyable teen parody that ranks among Waters' best moments. Oh, and world -- meet Johnny Depp!
It's worth a rental, if you're in the mood for something offbeat but less filling, but don't expect a revelation.