Serial Mom
Serial Mom (1994)

An outwardly perfect suburban housewife leads a secret life as a psychopathic killer in this gleefully dark satire. When the woman's crimes -- all committed to uphold her vision of family values -- are revealed, the housewife becomes a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

Rather mild and scattershot in its satiric marksmanship...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A killingly funny spoof of crime and nonpunishment.


Well worth a look.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

An uproariously funny, marvellously malicious performance from Turner.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Too realistically gory to really be funny.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Lacks the bite it would need to be subversive, despite a few moments of vintage Waters tastelessness.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The murders are multiple but the joke is strictly one-note.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

Offensively tame and almost (gasp) tasteful.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

A loose remake of Female Trouble with Polyester's subversively accessible polish, Serial Mom is the strongest film of the post-midnight-movie chapter of John Waters's career.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
A cheerful, seemingly perfect suburban housewife in the vein of June Cleaver is secretly a viciously vengeful killer in this delightful romp from John Waters.… More
Wahida K
Christ, Kahtleen Turner was Brilliant as Psycho Mom. Anything that annoyed her, got vanished!
AJ Verser
My favourite John Waters movie so far! This is one of those horror movies that are so outrageous they're hilarious, or in other words a black comedy… More
Curtis Lilly
Now chip, you know I don't like the brown word.
Film Crazy
It is funny in places, but i got a bit confused as it said at the beginning of the movie that it is a movie based on real events which i find really hard to… More
Mason Williams
Serial Mom, directed by the crazy John Waters makes this movie sooo damn funny. A regular Martha Stewart on the outside (Kathleen Turner) has many secrets in… More