June 9, 2020
Polyester stands firmly as a gateway between the gross-out films of Waters' past and the soft-hearted sentimentalist ones that were to come.
May 26, 2020
This time, John Waters has outdone himself: Polyester is a double-knit delight.
October 23, 2019
Polyester is the start of a turning point in John Waters' career, the start of this radical outsider entering the mainstream.
September 23, 2019
Only John Waters would think of marrying Douglas Sirk melodrama to William Castle showmanship.
August 23, 2019
The story is brilliant and has an authentic sense of humor. However, it declines as it develops because of its repetitiveness. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 1, 2014
Polyester is definitely one of Waters's best films, and I highly recommend attending an 'Odorama' screening for a unique night at the movies.
June 24, 2012
By standards of Waters' gross-out features, this mildly amusing film is sedate, notable for the casting of fading movie star Tab Hunter and for introducing a gimmick called Odorama, scratch-and-sniff cards.
February 9, 2006
OK, so it's not The Cherry Orchard, but who could resist a film where a massive drive-in billboard proclaims 'Now showing - Three Great Marguerite Duras Hits'?
August 22, 2005
Polyester may be one of the few times when Waters tried to expand his cinematic language at the expense of his usual verbal variety
August 30, 2004
The kind of send-up lends itself to loutishness, but Mr. Waters handles it brightly enough to give it distinctive wit.