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This Filthy World
Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.
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© Red Envelope Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If the film proves anything, it's that people don't shock as easily as they did in Waters' heyday."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Tossing off one-liners about drugs and porn to a New York audience, even Waters sounds a little bored."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Works well enough as a record for those of us who in all likelihood won't ever make it to see him chat in person."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Johns Waters walks into This Filthy World through the door of a confessional -- an altogether fitting entrance for the filmmaker the late William S. Burroughs anointed the 'Pope of Trash.'"
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"If your sensibilities can tolerate its more scatological digressions, This Filthy World, filmed over two nights at Manhattan's Harry De Jur Playhouse, can be one of the coziest and most charming means of investing 90-plus minutes of your life."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"In a town full of delightful misfits, Waters may be Baltimore's sanest citizen."
‑ Karen Wilson, Village Voice
"It's definitely a great monologue, but a mediocre film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"...even the filmmaker's detractors will likely walk away satisfied."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Mr. Waters, who has been honing this material for years, is as comfortable and effortless as any monologist you're likely to see."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Icon of bad taste John Waters plays kindly uncle to tomorrow's delinquents in funny one-man show."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"This Filthy World, recorded over two nights at New York City's Harry De Jur Playhouse, is revealing, allowing the filmmaker to illuminate the evolution of his illustriously dirty career."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Even though I've heard quite of bit of his show before, I still enjoyed it."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
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