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July 30, 2007
Waters has made a resolutely unsexy sex comedy, but he hasn't left out the comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2006
On the one hand it depicts what the world might be like if women had the same constancy of sexual desire that men have, but on the other hand, it has the intelligence level of a teenage boy's dirty joke.
November 18, 2005
No shame here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 30, 2005
Exploring the wide divide between prudes and the world of sexual excess, there's enough bad taste on display to shock, amuse and entertain. Sizzles when hot, fizzles when not
August 22, 2005
A Dirty Shame is a fabulously funny exploration of fetishism, a look at the ever-more-insane ways people find to 'get off'.
Full Review | Original Score: 93/100
August 9, 2005
Wow. The challenges of reviewing an NC-17 movie for a family newspaper are, um, challenging.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2005
More a return to roots than a return to form, this messy carnal-concussion comedy celebrates the libido and every form of sexual practice
Read More | Original Score: C
June 11, 2005
A Dirty Shame is not a good movie, but it has a good message, and for that, it's well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 30, 2005
Outrageous, filthy and often hysterically funny, this is John Waters' best film since Serial Mom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2005
John Waters takes on the decency brigade with a social comedy that's a refreshing return to his unhinged filmmaking style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 14, 2005
A Dirty Shame is outrageous for the sake of being outrageous, but unlike some of Waters' other films, it's neither shocking nor funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
April 1, 2005
The filmic equivalent of a child reading aloud the Dictionary of Filth with the express intent of giving his nanny a heart attack.
December 5, 2004
Goes through the surface motions of naughtiness, [but] it all comes off rather quaint in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 2004
It's a marked improvement over his misguided Cecil B. Demented (2000), but falls a bit short of Pecker (1998) as the most entertaining Waters film since 1988's Hairspray.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
November 7, 2004
John Waters' "The Passion of the Christ."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2004
A genuine cri de couer in the director's long-running battle against the forces of censorship and a banal societal (and cinematic) status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 11, 2004
Waters runs through a litany of slang for various sex acts with all the enthusiasm of a teen flipping through Playboy for the first time.
October 11, 2004
What's shocking today is very different to what was shocking 20 years ago... but John Waters doesn't seem to have noticed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 10, 2004
The intentional overwriting and unmodulated acting, the over-the-top and under-the-skirts naughtiness, make A Dirty Shame arguably Waters's funniest movie.
October 6, 2004
The story is trite and uninteresting. And the humor is only occasionally funny, and that's largely because it's almost impossible not to be impressed by Tracey Ullman's manic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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