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Pecker Reviews

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Cole Smithey
November 26, 2009
There are many odd treats, like seeing former SLA hostage Patty Hearst dancing on a bar in a low-cut slip and getting a crash course in "tea-baggng."
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
August 22, 2005
Pecker is Hairspray with Kodak film stock, or Crybaby without the juvenile delinquency angle
Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A transparent, laugh-free parable about Waters' own rise to fame.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 1, 2004
Lacks an edge.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 10, 2003
I had a great time. It was like skipping school, stealing some comic books, and reading them behind an old abandoned warehouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremy Heilman
November 13, 2002
If the rest of John Waters' Pecker was as funny as its first half-hour is, it might have been one of the all-time greats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
Writer and director John Waters has fashioned a sassy, irreverent movie about art, fame, culture shock, and class consciousness.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 2, 2001
...mostly potshots, lightly diverting goofiness with a too-pat happy ending.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 17, 2001
light-hearted comedy that could play at multiplexes and will even appear at Blockbuster alongside mainstream comedies
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
The movie is fast and warmly generous towards just about everyone on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
John Waters' Pecker (conjure up the image!) is a limp effort in search of a Viagra fix. Too bad the main character's name isn't Cigar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The slack comic pacing, uncertain camera angles and simply dead onscreen moments undermine the ebullient party Waters wants to throw.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
diluted Waters, but there's more than enough disturbing behavior and off-the-wall satire here to shock the faint-of-heart and delight those who enjoy the director's quirky sense of fun.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Toss in running gags about the pubic hair on lesbian strippers, and what could possibly be wrong? In short, the film doesn't have much of a pecker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B

Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 45/100
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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