This Filthy World
This Filthy World (2006)

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: November 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

If the film proves anything, it's that people don't shock as easily as they did in Waters' heyday.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Tossing off one-liners about drugs and porn to a New York audience, even Waters sounds a little bored.

Rob Gonsalves

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.

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Gene Seymour

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.

Karen Wilson
Village Voice

In a town full of delightful misfits, Waters may be Baltimore's sanest citizen.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's definitely a great monologue, but a mediocre film.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Mr. Waters, who has been honing this material for years, is as comfortable and effortless as any monologist you're likely to see.

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Icon of bad taste John Waters plays kindly uncle to tomorrow's delinquents in funny one-man show.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
John Waters does a one man show for 90 minutes. What's not to love?
Quinto Wallight
As much as I love the films of John Waters, I love even more hearing the man talk, especially when it's about funny anecdotes he shared with his friends… More
_kelly .King
Unlike the synopsis says, this isn't a doc on Waters, it's Waters live doing some stand-up with some reflection on his movies, inspiration, actors,… More
Christopher Brown
It's always great listening to John Waters, whether it be on a commentary track or an interview. This film is no different. Waters is always engaging and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]I'm a fan of John Waters' films but I have never seen any of his underground movies which just shows I can be a bit of a wimp at… More