|Artisan Entertainment | Release Date: August 11, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The shenanigans have been pared into 84 minutes of transgressive, potty-minded farce, that is often Waters at his most cheerful and most thematically focused.
DeMented is Waters the way we like him--spiked with laughs and served with a twist.
Cecil B. proves how a dose of smart bad taste can be jolly good fun.
Not to be missed, one of the year's best, a whole lotta laughs, and 4-stars all rolled into one.
For good and ill, there is only one John Waters.
For movie fans who despair of the state of American cinema, the in-jokes are hilarious.
It's the cinematic equivalent of one of those prop guns where you pull the trigger and a little flag comes out of the barrel, waving gaily.
Weighed down by the presence of Griffith. She plays her satiric part without much gusto or conviction - as if she were afraid we might believe she really is Honey.
Disappointing and surprisingly crude.
Where once Waters was brilliantly polluted, now he comes off diluted.
Maybe Waters set out to prove Karl Marx's observation that all great events happen twice, first as tragedy and the second time as farce.
Shrill and sloppy film.
Appears to have been written and directed by a grade-school dropout snorting airplane glue.
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