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  • Summary: A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world.  (Warner Home Video)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. 90
    Pecker is a satire, but an incredibly good-natured one, which is not quite the contradiction in terms it might seem.
  2. Finding hilarity in John Waters's latest movie title is the basic pre requisite for enjoying the goofy ingenuity of his new film.
  3. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    80
    Waters brilliantly skewers the pretensions of the New York art world and culture, and uses real people from that world in the process.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    Pecker is a breezy, agreeable picture--a charmer, thumbs-up, three stars--but there's something disappointing about a John Waters film that's so evenhanded and all-embracing, even if its sunniness is "ironic."
  5. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    60
    A pleasant but ephemeral spoof that may disappoint Waters' hard-core fans while not recruiting many new devotees.
  6. Reviewed by: Edvins Beitiks
    50
    It starts out well and winds up no worse than most of the stuff that comes out of Hollywood.
  7. Watching Pecker, his rickety new comedy about a teenage Baltimore shutterbug, it becomes clear that Waters has grown color-blind to his own sleazo-shock aesthetic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 11, 2014
    9
    Pecker is a fascinating drama with Ed Furlong from Terminator 2 and Christina Ricci from Sleepy Hollow.
    The movie revolves around a young guy
    Pecker is a fascinating drama with Ed Furlong from Terminator 2 and Christina Ricci from Sleepy Hollow.
    The movie revolves around a young guy who is a photographer and his girlfriend who works in the
    local laundromat in Batimore. His local photographs become very popular with outsiders. He has
    to choose between his regular life or a life of notoriety and wealth.
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  2. PinkMulroneycakes
    Jan 26, 2006
    7
    It's John Waters. You already know whether you want to see it. As Waters' films go, eh, it's a pretty good one. It's It's John Waters. You already know whether you want to see it. As Waters' films go, eh, it's a pretty good one. It's probably the last one he's made that's easy to digest - ie not loud and obnoxious like Cecil B. DeMented and not an extended pantomimic injoke like A Dirty Shame. Gotta respect Waters, but be selective. Oh my god, they're remaking Hairspray. Review over, more calls to make. Expand
  3. SteveM.
    Apr 6, 2008
    7
    I don't know why everyone's saying it's gross or bothersome. There is really nothing gross about the movie. If I hadn't I don't know why everyone's saying it's gross or bothersome. There is really nothing gross about the movie. If I hadn't seen that he directed it from the credits I would have never known. If you want to see a gross Waters film check out Pink Flamingos. That's a goodie. Pecker was alright, pretty entertaining. Expand

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