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Cecil B. Demented Reviews

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July 13, 2015
Does this picture leap off the screen, or what? Yes, it leaps -- thanks to Melanie Griffith's eager participation in this act of revenge, Stephen Dorff's unbuttoned nuttiness...and Waters's knowing, caring intelligence about movie culture and its decline.
May 25, 2013
Waters satire of the film buff and the film industry is warranted and criminally under-appreciated...
January 8, 2010
Leave it to Waters to find a proper use for Mrs. Johnson-Banderas, whose natural, annoying shrillness is perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2007
As always, Waters works with an unmistakable affection for even his grubbiest characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2007
Takes a potentially fun concept and basically goes nowhere with it.
April 6, 2006
If you're under 25 and believe in your cute rebel-'til-I-die heart that indie cinema is inherently True ****ing Art that gives the finger to The Man in Hollywood, then Cecil B. Demented may be your masturbatory fantasy.
July 31, 2005
Waters' pointless and arguably weakest film is a satire of a Holllywood director that's so hermetic and contrived that it hardly has any reason to exist
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 3, 2005
Mildly scabrous.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 10, 2003
Waters may have a budget ($9 million) and real Hollywood stars now, but he's still giving the finger to everything decent with his new film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 18, 2003
Of the John Waters films I've seen (and I'll admit my knowledge of his films is limited), I'd say it's the best premise with the poorest execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2002
rather than escalate to new heights of lunacy, the movie begins repeating itself and, after about an hour, wearing out its welcome.
May 30, 2002
See it for "Cherish Oh Lordy" Waters' best character in years. She gets the movie's two most offensive and funniest scenes.
October 24, 2001
[John] Waters skewers every aspect of mainstream Hollywood, using the truly demented Demented... as a proxy howl of rage.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 27, 2001
There is so little difference between DeMented's point of view and Waters' that one has to wonder what the point was in creating a fictional character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Consistently amusing and smart in its choice of targets, but it lacks the manic edge of some of Waters' earlier movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
As a satire, Cecil B. Demented is uninspired, and, as a motion picture, it's unfunny, charmless, and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie has a radical premise ... but pitches it at the level of a very bad sketch on Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A small, scruffy, but agreeably energized comedy.
January 1, 2000
Hamstrung by a script that is too often smug, obvious and self-important -- all qualities that Waters used to lampoon mercilessly.
January 1, 2000
Nothing is sacred... Of course, you should expect this from the director who made poo funny when the South Park creators were still in diapers.
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