Cry-Baby Reviews

January 21, 2015
Cry-Baby is often sweet-spirited even when its crummy, but there's also something fetid in its foolery.
January 21, 2015
If Cry-Baby has a message, it's that Cry-Baby and Allison deserve each other because they're young and they're beautiful, which certainly runs counter to Waters' affection for the grotesque, the bad and the ugly.
January 21, 2015
Waters's feeling for the mid-50s doesn't really match his sense of the early 60s, and his plot moves seem increasingly formulaic.
January 21, 2015
Waters's writing is woefully uneven. It's as if Sam Kinison had decided to tell knock-knock jokes -- sterile, unfunny knock-knock jokes at that.
January 21, 2015
As Waters moves to a more conventional type of satire, he is losing some of the edge that gave his earlier films their crass appeal.
January 21, 2015
John Waters progressed from the truly disgusting ("Pink Flamingoes") to the truly funny ("Hair Spray") only to now hit the mainstream wall.
January 20, 2015
Cry-Baby doesn`t have a subject, but only a format-a rickety framework erected to support a few broad gags and a few indifferently filmed production numbers.
September 7, 2011
There are some funny moments, but this may be the first time the director's scabrous, anarchic wit seems vaguely depressed.
September 4, 2004
August 11, 2004
February 18, 2003
October 12, 2002
It's worth a rental, if you're in the mood for something offbeat but less filling, but don't expect a revelation.
August 2, 2002
A strangely off-putting musical farce.
January 1, 2000
Some of the musical numbers are fun and there are some good gags here and there, but for the most part this one is pretty weak.
January 1, 2000
Basically the filmmaker reminds us of his affection for social misfits, but without much conviction. He's simply too hip to commit himself to his beliefs, and a relentless frivolity prevails.