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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is never truly funny, but it's an amusing novelty, gaining strength from smart characterizations and sly cogency about the way people are exploited under the limelight of celebrity. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Waters fills the movie with his usual touches of outrageously bad taste, but beneath the sophomoric shocks his story has a serious message about self-absorbed artists who care more about their own careers than the privacy of the people around them. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Waters follows these characters through their 15 minutes of fame without ever churning up very much interest in them. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    It starts out well and winds up no worse than most of the stuff that comes out of Hollywood. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The content is actually pretty bland -- it's not incisive, it's not daring, it's not uproarious, and it's not very good. show more

  • 25
    Ray Conlogue The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's a turning-the-tables story a five-year-old could appreciate -- except for the confusing crowd scenes and haphazard camera work. Technically speaking, Waters' skills haven't improved much over the years. show more

  • 80
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Waters brilliantly skewers the pretensions of the New York art world and culture, and uses real people from that world in the process. show more

  • 80
    Film Threat

    Sure, it's lighthearted fare, but that doesn't make it any less of a good film. show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    His unique vision as a committed artist and unrepentantly crude joker makes this sweet, disarming, intelligent fun. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    We've come a long way from the filthiest people in the world: Who knew Waters could be so bland? show more

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