Pink Flamingos
Pink Flamingos (1972)

Several truly disgusting individuals, including 300-pound Babs (played by transvestive Divine), compete for the title of "The World's Filthiest Person" in this infamous exercise in bad taste. John Waters' cult classic is… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 14, 2005
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80%
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72%


Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Waters works best with some restrictions on his license. He's much better as a subversive than he is an anarchist.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Pink Flamingos" remains to this day the most cogently transgressive and anarchic film ever made.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This bad-taste comedy put John Waters on the map as the propeht of low budget, trashy but signficant indie films

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains

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Phil Hall
IdentityTheory

What was considered shocking in the 1970s seems benign today.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It will take patience and a strong stomach to sit through, to 'take,' the whole.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

But what made Waters unique was the joyous quality of his work, the wicked delight he took in trashy obscenity.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

gag-inducing and breathtaking at the same time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A couple who keep impregnated women chained in their cellar so they can sell the babies to lesbians for adoption try to challenge Divine for the title of… More
Lucas Martins
A disgusting, surrealist, scary, sick, breathtaking, infamous and terrible funny. An anarchist /subversive cinema work. An unique film, that you need to have… More
Alex roy
John Waters most famous film, Pink Flamingos is an awful piece of crap that is just poorly constructed with a poorly thought plot, which really doesn't… More
Sophie Burgess
I'm trying very hard to find something to say without being completely rude. Just why? Filmmakers, why on earth did you think this was a good idea?… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An outrageous and repulsive exercise in bad taste whose only infantile objective is to leave you disgusted as if eating dog shit yourself. It is not funny, the… More
Conner Rainwater
Sometimes John Waters is a little too obvious for his own good and this is one of those cases. I typically either love or hate his stuff. I like what he was… More