John Waters: This Filthy World
John Waters: This Filthy World (2006)

In this filmed version of cult film director John Waters' popular one-man show, the Pink Flamingos and A Dirty Shame director takes the stage to discuss everything from his early influences, fondest career memories, and notorious… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Fans of his films will appreciate that Waters offers at least one witty anecdote about each.

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Anthony Quinn
Daily Telegraph (UK)

John Waters delivers a lecture, part-memoir, part-stand-up, on his life in movies, and proves himself an oddly winsome anecdotalist.

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Ben Cobb

At 61-years-old, Waters is growing old in disgraceful fashion. Avid fans will know some of the shtick already but nothing can compare to hearing it from the horse's filthy mouth.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This may just be a film of one of Waters' university appearances, but it's thoroughly entertaining as he takes a trip through his own filmography, hilariously revealing all kinds of truths about society along the way.

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Peter Bradshaw

As well as being a cult movie legend, John Waters turns out to be an excellent stand-up comic and all-around raconteur.

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Ann Kelly

Waters' genial depravity, ear for a good line and fine comic timing easily engages for the full length despite the lack of flashy tricks, or indeed, any tricks at all.

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Martin Hoyle
Financial Times

Very funny.

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Ed Potton
Times (UK)

If you don't know what helicoptering and blossom are, they will be forever etched on your consciousness by the time Waters takes his bow.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Waters still has the audience-friendly filth to remind you exactly who this is talking, and by the closing credits words such as "bears" and "blossoming" have lost their innocence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Mildly amusing at first, but picks up the humor in the last half.
Sylvester Kuo
Oh Johnny, how you cracked me up with your filth, I love you to bits. It's just one pop culture reference after the other. I am a total fan of his,… More
Robert Fearon
One of the few stand-up comics who can actually make me laugh out loud.