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Pink Flamingos Reviews

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January 1, 2000
I am not giving a star rating to Pink Flamingos, because stars simply seem not to apply. It should be considered not as a film but as a fact, or perhaps as an object.
June 25, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
October 24, 2001
There's a flasher who ties sausage to his willy.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2010
What was considered shocking in the 1970s seems benign today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 18, 2014
It will take patience and a strong stomach to sit through, to 'take,' the whole.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 1, 2000
Waters works best with some restrictions on his license. He's much better as a subversive than he is an anarchist.
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
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2005
Infamously sick and certainly worth seeing ... but don't expect much.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2005
Still succeeds as an all-out assault on good taste.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
July 28, 2012
But what made Waters unique was the joyous quality of his work, the wicked delight he took in trashy obscenity.
June 14, 2008
gag-inducing and breathtaking at the same time.
| Original Score: 3/5
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+
January 1, 2000
While the film now looks primitive and even more amateurish, it is laudable, if that's the right word, because unlike most movies being made these days, almost everything that happens in it is absolutely, horrifyingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 24, 2001
What makes it all so cheerfully engaging are the larger than life performances from actors who are hardly professional but compulsively watchable, especially Waters' superstar, the irrepressible Divine.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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