Cry-Baby Reviews

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May 21, 2020
It's not at all difficult to declare Cry-Baby the best American movie musical in recent memory.
January 21, 2015
For a while the actors seem intimidated by the '50s references, but the film eventually develops a musical energy that carries the day.
January 21, 2015
The wizard of odd still runs amok.
January 21, 2015
It all adds up to zany, wide-eyed, quintessential Waters havoc -- the "kinder, gentler" 1990s brand, perhaps. But the genuine article, nonetheless.
January 21, 2015
I don't quite know how Waters did it (and I have absolutely no idea why he did it), but the fact that Cry-Baby is fun suggests that the filmmaker possesses an instinctive understanding of what made those Elvis pictures so successful in the first place.
January 21, 2015
The nostalgic delights in Waters's reform school drool are often more subtle than his other period offering, Hairspray, but it's still a polished debunking of pop culture from the "Pope of Trash".
January 21, 2015
Cry-Baby takes digs at Jailhouse Rock in a musical number that Elvis would have loved to do.
September 27, 2014
Showcases the very best of Waters's sense of humor and enthusiasm for details, crafting a loving parody of already goofy efforts.
September 9, 2014
Campy '50s parody has mild sex references, violence.
July 13, 2011
A delinquent joy-ride, though without the Hard-core distaste of previous Waters flicks, which may or may not be a bad thing.
April 23, 2011
Johnny Depp is extremely well cast in John Waters' sweet-natured fable about rebellious youth
June 20, 2009
Waters' hole card is Johnny Depp, the winsome tough from TV's 21 Jump Street, who radiates big- screen grace and swagger as Cry-Baby -- no easy trick, since he is guying his own image.
June 20, 2009
The film is high on energy, color and camera movement and, as usual in Waters's world, everything is styled within an inch of its life, capturing all the fun and fever of the 1950s.
June 20, 2009
John Waters' mischievous satire of the teen exploitation genre is entertaining as a rude joyride through another era, full of great clothes and hairdos.
June 20, 2009
Cheerfully camp, terrifically enjoyable teen parody that ranks among Waters' best moments. Oh, and world -- meet Johnny Depp!
July 19, 2007
It's a satire that functions the same way the stuff it's satirizing does.
June 24, 2006
Waters' finest film to date, a worthy successor to Hairspray which exudes teen angst and young lust from every pore.
November 7, 2005
Great campy fun. How many tears will Johnny shed?
August 8, 2005
Pink Flamingos fans will find Cry-Baby decidedly tame, but it's one of my favorites.
July 23, 2005
Waters is just as offbeat as any of his film characters- and he surrounds himself with creative people who wouldn't at all be out of place in a John Waters movie.
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