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Pink Flamingos Reviews

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Greg Klymkiw
Electric Sheep
August 17, 2015
Seeing this movie seemed like having a dream of home, and the world of the movie made me feel like I'd found my true home.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 18, 2014
It will take patience and a strong stomach to sit through, to 'take,' the whole.
Cole Smithey
July 13, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Pink Flamingos" remains to this day the most cogently transgressive and anarchic film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 9, 2013
Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains
Full Review | Original Score: B
Beth Accomando
July 28, 2012
But what made Waters unique was the joyous quality of his work, the wicked delight he took in trashy obscenity.
Emanuel Levy
June 18, 2011
This bad-taste comedy put John Waters on the map as the propeht of low budget, trashy but signficant indie films
Full Review | Original Score: B
Phil Hall
March 14, 2010
What was considered shocking in the 1970s seems benign today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
June 14, 2008
gag-inducing and breathtaking at the same time.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2007
People complain about shock cinema and how far it has to go now to penetrate our jaded, desensitized sensibilities. Come meet the grandfather of it all!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
August 22, 2005
[A] demented comedy that defecates on everything the '60s stood for, and then allows the drag queen in the lead to eat in, right on camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 98/100
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Still succeeds as an all-out assault on good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
Infamously sick and certainly worth seeing ... but don't expect much.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Gaudy,'s John Waters!
| Original Score: 3/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
September 26, 2004
The alpha and omega of shock filmmaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
July 24, 2004
Hard to make an argument based on sheer artistry; impossible to make an argument against outrageous charm and transfixing weirdness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 23, 2003
The film Waters is still trying to top.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 1, 2003
Crude John Waters opus, but fitfully funny and undeniably gross.
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
April 28, 2003
What can anybody say about this movie? A great, big middle finger of a movie that has shocked and liberated audiences for decades.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
As a cinematic pipebomb placed under America's movie seat, it can't be beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 16, 2002
Pink Flamingos is the cinematic equivalent of the entire alphabet in one, prolonged belch. However relevant in this analogy, Pink Flamingos is not confined to the practices of immaturity; it is timelessly repulsive.
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