Female Trouble Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 19, 2012
The Pop of Trash's follow-up to Pink Flamingos is a more hilarious, shocking and poignant feature, with Divine in top form.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 1, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 13, 2007
How does one follow up a legendary affront to decency? In John Waters' case, he moved on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
August 22, 2005
Combined with...Waters' own private peculiarities, Female Trouble stands along side Pink Flamingos as a sure sign of this director's depth and talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 98/100
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
February 21, 2004
For John Waters purists, this will be upheld as the real thing, but for most others, the licentious social commentary will only disgust or shock.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 15, 2002
best seen as an early stab at satirizing the media and the overwhelming hype that is lavished on high-profile criminals
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
Best seen in small doses. Waters at his most outrageous
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 18, 2002
One of John Waters' best and most notorious movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
March 22, 2002
A wonderfully wicked film celebrating two things the director has always found fascinating: crime and beauty.
David Ehrenstein
New Times
March 14, 2002
How do you follow-up Pink Flamingos? Not with a work that tries to outdo that classic gross-out comedy, but rather by moving in another direction entirely that's just as subversive, if not more so.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 27, 2001
Normal people should probably stay away, but twisted people and young filmmakers will find laughter, inspiration and joy here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 3, 2007
There's nothing divine about this earthly piece of trash.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 4, 2001
John Waters' most bizarre work is also his worst, a nonsensical palette of disgusting characters, bad acting, a baffling plot, and just plain bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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March 26, 2009
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January 26, 2006
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New York Times
May 9, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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