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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Some long patches in this show are surprisingly boring and unfunny. Maybe part of the problem is that the rest of the world has caught up with Waters -- nowadays everyone's a provocateur. In-your-face gay-themed material is no longer such a novelty; there are simply fewer boundaries left to transgress. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Tossing off one-liners about drugs and porn to a New York audience, even Waters sounds a little bored. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Even if he's never able to mount a full-scale return to the happy depravity of his youth, Waters is one of bad behavior's most likable champions. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    This Filthy World does many things, including transform tabloid commentary into comic art. But at its best, it shows that the child is father to the wild man. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Waters's best bits are nostalgic, as he remembers his late friend and frequent collaborator Divine. Part memoir, part lecture, This Filthy World reaffirms what most of us already know from "The Wire": In a town full of delightful misfits, Waters may be Baltimore's sanest citizen. show more

  • 70
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    John Waters is darned entertaining as he delivers a monologue that annotates his scandalous movies and encompasses assorted other subjects that interest or annoy him. show more

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