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Serial Mom Reviews

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Film4

Well worth a look.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

May 8, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Rather mild and scattershot in its satiric marksmanship...

Full Review Source: Variety

May 8, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lacks the bite it would need to be subversive, despite a few moments of vintage Waters tastelessness.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 8, 2008
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

A loose remake of Female Trouble with Polyester's subversively accessible polish, Serial Mom is the strongest film of the post-midnight-movie chapter of John Waters's career.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 6, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The film may be a bad-boy satirist's mournful acceptance that America has finally become sicker than anything he could dream up.

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

September 23, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Waters' tamest and most accessible pictures (even played at Cannes Fest!) and one of the few to feature a legit star like Katheleen Thurner, who gives a gusto performance.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

December 1, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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An uproariously funny, marvellously malicious performance from Turner.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Kathleen Turner should win an Oscar for her demented Mom role...

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony

Not Waters' best by any means, but this irreverant black comedy entertains.

| Original Score: B-

August 18, 2005
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Madness from John Waters

| Original Score: 4/5

May 28, 2005
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

[Turner's] efforts fail to make Serial Mom into anything more than merely watchable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

September 15, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Deliciously wicked and deliriously funny, Serial Mom is one of Waters' most accomplished works.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

It's like I hate it, but I can't stop watching!

| Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2003
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com

A delightfully shrewd and slaphappy satire that paints a demented portrait of a seemingly ideal suburbia. Waters and his frothy farce are both splendidly twisted

| Original Score: 3/5

June 7, 2003
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly

Neither satirically relevant nor shocking enough.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The murders are multiple but the joke is strictly one-note.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

April 12, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

Waters's in-your-face irreverence has an irresistible gusto, and his outrageous, satiric approach cuts to the quick.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A killingly funny spoof of crime and nonpunishment.

May 12, 2001
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com

If you're not weak of stomach, heart, or mind, go see Serial Mom.

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

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

No better than cable fare.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
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