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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A Dirty Shame is Waters unleashed, and wicked, kinky fun for anyone except the twits who rated it NC-17. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Squanders its comic capital on redundant bits about her perplexed family and secret society of fellow sex addicts. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Raunchily entertaining farce. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    All trash, all all the time, a run-on burlesque of lust. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    John Waters has returned to trashy form with what is unquestionably his most outrageous film since those heady "Pink Flamingos" days. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A Dirty Shame is certainly dirty, and maybe it's even a shame. But this is the John Waters we've come to know and cherish, and that alone is cause to celebrate. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Fabulously perverted comedy. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A big, lascivious punch line about America's peculiar, embarrassed, hypocritical relationship with sex. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Shame is a welcome reminder that sex is sometimes too ridiculous to take so seriously. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Tends to run low on steam well before the end, though Waters gamely tries to pump things up with filthy novelty tunes and clips from old stag films. show more

  • September 29, 2009 antwol5759
    Report This User

    John Waters can do no wrong! Baltimore is the perfect setting for a movie!

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