Polyester Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 8, 2001
Falls apart in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
September 1, 2014
Polyester is definitely one of Waters's best films, and I highly recommend attending an 'Odorama' screening for a unique night at the movies.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 14, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
October 22, 2001
Tab Hunter (Grease 2) earns praise for playing the dreamboat with such sincerity, and also for kissing Divine full on the lips. You don't win Oscars doing stuff like that.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Stinks in all the right ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
August 22, 2005
Polyester may be one of the few times when Waters tried to expand his cinematic language at the expense of his usual verbal variety
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Rebecca Murray
About.com
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 6, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
July 5, 2002
Waters' humor might be as broad as possible in Polyester, but it's also astute enough here to be funny from moment to moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
June 3, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002
A low-rent version of a Douglas Sirk 1950s soaper, with Divine being dragged through all the paces that might have been the lot of a glossy star of the era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 15, 2002
He makes you endure the grossest of the gross and you still laugh through the whole thing
| Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 24, 2012
By standards of Waters' gross-out features, this mildly amusing film is sedate, notable for the casting of fading movie star Tab Hunter and for introducing a gimmick called Odorama, scratch-and-sniff cards.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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Variety
September 12, 2008
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