Serial Mom
Serial Mom (1994)

Writer/director John Waters offers an outrageous satire of suburban life--and the American fame industry for merchandizing mass murderers--with this hilarious black comedy about a Baltimore woman who's the ideal wife and mother, except… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 13, 1994
DVD 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...

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

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: 71% 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 V
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