Pecker

Pecker

52%
  • R, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Waters
    In Theaters:
    Sep 25, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 23, 1999
  • Fine Line Features

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Pecker Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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."

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

November 26, 2009
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict

Pecker is Hairspray with Kodak film stock, or Crybaby without the juvenile delinquency angle

Full Review Source: DVD Verdict | Original Score: 92/100

August 22, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A transparent, laugh-free parable about Waters' own rise to fame.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D+

May 4, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lacks an edge.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

February 1, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I had a great time. It was like skipping school, stealing some comic books, and reading them behind an old abandoned warehouse.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

April 10, 2003
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

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.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Writer and director John Waters has fashioned a sassy, irreverent movie about art, fame, culture shock, and class consciousness.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 3, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...mostly potshots, lightly diverting goofiness with a too-pat happy ending.

| Original Score: 6/10

June 2, 2001
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

light-hearted comedy that could play at multiplexes and will even appear at Blockbuster alongside mainstream comedies

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

April 17, 2001
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

January 1, 2000
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
David Noh
Film Journal International

The slack comic pacing, uncertain camera angles and simply dead onscreen moments undermine the ebullient party Waters wants to throw.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

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.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie is fast and warmly generous towards just about everyone on the screen.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

September 7, 2011

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005

Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 45/100

March 16, 2004
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2003
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