There are many odd treats, like seeing former SLA hostage Patty Hearst dancing on a bar in a low-cut slip and getting a crash course in "tea-baggng."
| Original Score: B-
Pecker is Hairspray with Kodak film stock, or Crybaby without the juvenile delinquency angle
| Original Score: 92/100
A transparent, laugh-free parable about Waters' own rise to fame.
| Original Score: D+
Lacks an edge.
| Original Score: D
I had a great time. It was like skipping school, stealing some comic books, and reading them behind an old abandoned warehouse.
| Original Score: 4/4
If the rest of John Waters' Pecker was as funny as its first half-hour is, it might have been one of the all-time greats.
| Original Score: 3/4
Writer and director John Waters has fashioned a sassy, irreverent movie about art, fame, culture shock, and class consciousness.
...mostly potshots, lightly diverting goofiness with a too-pat happy ending.
| Original Score: 6/10
light-hearted comedy that could play at multiplexes and will even appear at Blockbuster alongside mainstream comedies
| Original Score: B
diluted Waters, but there's more than enough disturbing behavior and off-the-wall satire here to shock the faint-of-heart and delight those who enjoy the director's quirky sense of fun.
Toss in running gags about the pubic hair on lesbian strippers, and what could possibly be wrong? In short, the film doesn't have much of a pecker.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The slack comic pacing, uncertain camera angles and simply dead onscreen moments undermine the ebullient party Waters wants to throw.
John Waters' Pecker (conjure up the image!) is a limp effort in search of a Viagra fix. Too bad the main character's name isn't Cigar.
| Original Score: 1/4
The movie is fast and warmly generous towards just about everyone on the screen.
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 45/100
| Original Score: 2/4