A Dirty Shame Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
Waters has made a resolutely unsexy sex comedy, but he hasn't left out the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
No shame here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
Exploring the wide divide between prudes and the world of sexual excess, there's enough bad taste on display to shock, amuse and entertain. Sizzles when hot, fizzles when not
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
August 22, 2005
A Dirty Shame is a fabulously funny exploration of fetishism, a look at the ever-more-insane ways people find to 'get off'.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
August 9, 2005
Wow. The challenges of reviewing an NC-17 movie for a family newspaper are, um, challenging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
June 11, 2005
A Dirty Shame is not a good movie, but it has a good message, and for that, it's well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 30, 2005
Outrageous, filthy and often hysterically funny, this is John Waters' best film since Serial Mom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 29, 2005
John Waters takes on the decency brigade with a social comedy that's a refreshing return to his unhinged filmmaking style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
The filmic equivalent of a child reading aloud the Dictionary of Filth with the express intent of giving his nanny a heart attack.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
November 29, 2004
It's a marked improvement over his misguided Cecil B. Demented (2000), but falls a bit short of Pecker (1998) as the most entertaining Waters film since 1988's Hairspray.
| Original Score: 6/10
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
November 7, 2004
John Waters' "The Passion of the Christ."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 19, 2004
A genuine cri de couer in the director's long-running battle against the forces of censorship and a banal societal (and cinematic) status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org
October 10, 2004
The intentional overwriting and unmodulated acting, the over-the-top and under-the-skirts naughtiness, make A Dirty Shame arguably Waters's funniest movie.
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
October 6, 2004
A welcome reminder that sex is sometimes too ridiculous to take so seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 1, 2004
I, for one, am glad to see some good old fashioned John Waters trash rise from the ashes again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
October 1, 2004
A Dirty Shame, a very funny movie, overcomes its limitations by playing to director John Waters' strengths.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 28, 2004
Abandoning traditional structure and technique, Waters has delivered a surprising and brutal force to the American Culture War with A Dirty Shame
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 26, 2004
John Waters reaffirms his credentials as king of gleefully transgressive cinema with all the garish energy we've come to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
September 25, 2004
Fun, outrageous and over-the-top raunchy, so if you're easily offended this is not for you.
February 27, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

BBC.com
May 3, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 26, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 25, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2004
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