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Pink Flamingos Reviews

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August 17, 2015
Seeing this movie seemed like having a dream of home, and the world of the movie made me feel like I'd found my true home.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 18, 2014
It will take patience and a strong stomach to sit through, to 'take,' the whole.
July 13, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Pink Flamingos" remains to this day the most cogently transgressive and anarchic film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 9, 2013
Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 28, 2012
But what made Waters unique was the joyous quality of his work, the wicked delight he took in trashy obscenity.
June 18, 2011
This bad-taste comedy put John Waters on the map as the propeht of low budget, trashy but signficant indie films
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 14, 2010
What was considered shocking in the 1970s seems benign today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2008
gag-inducing and breathtaking at the same time.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2007
People complain about shock cinema and how far it has to go now to penetrate our jaded, desensitized sensibilities. Come meet the grandfather of it all!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 22, 2005
[A] demented comedy that defecates on everything the '60s stood for, and then allows the drag queen in the lead to eat in, right on camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 98/100
May 4, 2005
Still succeeds as an all-out assault on good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 2, 2005
Infamously sick and certainly worth seeing ... but don't expect much.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2004
Gaudy,'s John Waters!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2004
The alpha and omega of shock filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2004
Hard to make an argument based on sheer artistry; impossible to make an argument against outrageous charm and transfixing weirdness.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2003
The film Waters is still trying to top.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2003
Crude John Waters opus, but fitfully funny and undeniably gross.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2003
What can anybody say about this movie? A great, big middle finger of a movie that has shocked and liberated audiences for decades.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
As a cinematic pipebomb placed under America's movie seat, it can't be beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2002
Pink Flamingos is the cinematic equivalent of the entire alphabet in one, prolonged belch. However relevant in this analogy, Pink Flamingos is not confined to the practices of immaturity; it is timelessly repulsive.
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