• NC-17, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Waters
    In Theaters:
    Mar 17, 1972 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 14, 2005

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Pink Flamingos Reviews

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Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium

What makes it all so cheerfully engaging are the larger than life performances from actors who are hardly professional but compulsively watchable, especially Waters' superstar, the irrepressible Divine.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: A

October 24, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a deranged home movie that took the midnight circuit by storm with its trashy excess, low-brow aesthetic, and raunchy delight in whatever perversions Waters could dream up

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I am not giving a star rating to Pink Flamingos, because stars simply seem not to apply. It should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Waters works best with some restrictions on his license. He's much better as a subversive than he is an anarchist.

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

While the film now looks primitive and even more amateurish, it is laudable, if that's the right word, because unlike most movies being made these days, almost everything that happens in it is absolutely, horrifyingly real.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Pink Flamingos is, in its own unique way, the quintessential American Family Film. Not my family, certainly, and probably not yours, but a family nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Christopher Hemblade
Empire Magazine

As a snapshot of American life, Waters was almost prophetic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000

E! Online

The former midnight movie classic is still a goodtime grossout.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B+

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

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy

| Original Score: 4/5

November 4, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

April 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 0/5

June 25, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2004
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 4/5

March 4, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2003
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

March 17, 1972
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