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Based on 32 Reviews
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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    DeMented is Waters the way we like him--spiked with laughs and served with a twist. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It's an audacious little comedy with bursts of hilarity and a certain giddy energy. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Where once Waters was brilliantly polluted, now he comes off diluted. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Not so much a movie as a self-contained world for like-minded people who wear their outsider status on their sleeves. show more

  • 8
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Appears to have been written and directed by a grade-school dropout snorting airplane glue. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    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. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The comedy is frantic and tasteless in the usual Waters mode, but it takes telling potshots at the Hollywood establishment, which isn't nearly so open about the tackiness of its products. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    For movie fans who despair of the state of American cinema, the in-jokes are hilarious. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    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. show more

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