Check this out if you're in the mood to laugh at humanity's looniness.
Things always feel about a half step from spinning wildly out of control, but Sordid Lives remains a guilty pleasure that you enjoy and keep to yourself .
| Original Score: 3/5
A train wreck you can't help but watch.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Big, trashy fun.
If the film's flaws are large, so are its laughs.
There's a genuine sweetness and familial affection that shines through Sordid Lives, and enough oddball humor to keep it mooo-ving along.
Dang it if you won't laugh out loud through the whole thing!
It's hard to frown on a comedy that gleefully throws this much caution to the hot dusty wind.
It's a constant hoot and a half especially if you enjoy gals who've lost 42 pounds at Jenny Craig and been to bed with a guy with one testicle.
| Original Score: 6/10
A wacky, colorful trailer-trash farce with a raft of over-the-top, yet appealing, characters.
| Original Score: 1/5
Runs the risk of alienating its audience by going a little too far over the top and, in its efforts to be different, delivers instead, more of the same.
| Original Score: 57/100
Texans are idiots, but they have hearts as big as the great outdoors--I get it already.
| Original Score: 0/4
Its stereotypes are insulting, its jokes are unfunny, and its emotions are labored. Sordid Lives is a sordid movie.
| Original Score: 2/10
If only the lives in Sordid Lives were sordid. Instead, the movie might better be titled Loud Lives.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
While the film at times feels like a clumsily acted play, a surprising turn by Delta Burke carries the cast out of the doldrums of an often-strained plot line.
| Original Score: 2/4
The corn of Sordid Lives comes heavily salted -- nudity, bold talk, gay coming-out, transvestism -- but it's the crunch of the corn that will either win you or send you desperately to the lobby for the real thing.
| Original Score: 2/5
A movie that, while robustly performed ... has the strange effect of not so much opening up a play for the screen as closing it in.
Sordid Lives is a galloping riot of dysfunctional family humor. Too bad it's just not that funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/5