"FOUR STARS. This is not a nice movie for nice people. Its undefinable and a frightening piece of work. Its what indie movies should be all about.”
- Eric Campos, FILM THREAT read full review
"Very, very intense... most fun, humorous and uncomfortable scene I've ever seen in cinema... My jaw was dropped to the floor. Absolutely bold.”
- Sam, SUICIDE GIRLS RADIO hear radio show
Steve Balderson “makes movies that are so gorgeous that it's not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he's the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”
- Jeremy Knox, FILM THREAT read full review
"One of the great cult films of all time. Most directors would not have the balls to show this… The combination of Steve’s direction and Riddlehoover’s performance… It’s masterful film-making. It leaves you in awe..."
- MJ Simpson, UK read full review
"This film not only changed the way I viewed things; It rocked me to the core.
Watch Out is a sensation. An instant classic. A surefire hit.
A masterful artifact of directing led by bizarre visions chronicling the death of the average good Samaritan. In other words, a must see."
- mAQ, Soiled Sinema read full review
"Only Steve Balderson could deliver the entrails of this novel, letting loose all its adulterated, wry humor onto DVD.”
- Cinesploitation read full review
"Genre-defying! Against the grain! Outrageous! Overtly addresses the issues of... human sexuality, mental health and behavior... consistently pushes the barrier of your comfort levels.”
- K. Rittinghouse, ICON Magazine read full review
"Shocking social satire that is definitely not for the faint hearted. It is unquestionably bold, fearless and wonderfully imaginative.”
- JM, RAINDANCE Magazine read full review
"Assaultive! It's impossible to tell where the character's misanthropy ends and the movie's begins.”
- Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene read full review
"Watch Out has a raw, joyful sense of perversion unlike anything we’ve seen since the early films of John Waters… Some scenes are so exhilarating in their crudeness that it’s impossible to suppress a smile, or even uncontrollable laughter.”
- Gay List Daily, National Edition read full review
"This movie is a totally over the top cross between Strangers with Candy and Jeffrey Dahmer.”
- Feast of Fools .net read blog review
"Outrageous and offensive... grotesque caricatures... iIt's so very, very transgressive... annoying!"
- Sean Bugg, The Gay DC Metro Weekly read review
"Perhaps hoping to wear the trash cinema mantle of film pioneer John Waters, Steve Balderson fails to create something even moderately interesting...”
- GM, The Gay Washington Blade read review
"Disturbing - hilarious -
compelling - intriguing - satisfying -
shocking - predictable -
- Tom Rowsell, Survive the Jive read blog review
"Like American Psycho... violent and disturbing."
- Matt Rauscher, Instinct
"If John Waters had made AMERICAN PSYCHO instead of SERIAL MOM, he might’ve created something like this deeply twisted, jet-black comedy."
- Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
"Watch Out is a unique experiment in mass-marketed guerrilla filmmaking... accompanied by a host of unforgettable characters... a bloody intriguing film experience."
- Laureen Mahler, Flavorpill SF read review
“Impressively biting and satirical… at times insightful, at other times just plain vicious and nasty… Watch Out is a unique and powerful work of cinema. In my mind it is one of the most unusual and challenging films I have seen in 2008."
- Robert Black, Synergy magazine read review
“Warning: This film is not for the squeamish, prudish, faint-of-heart, homophobes or children. It’s challenging in the best possible way.”
- Dish magazine read review
“Outrageously offensive… quite brilliant. Expect it to become a cult classic.”
- Ken Knox, IN Los Angeles magazine read review
“Wide-release shockers such as Choke might out-gross Watch Out, but they'll never match its gross-outs.”
- Andrew Miller, Pitch Weekly read review
“Disturbingly funny… WATCH OUT is a keeper, filled with humorous and shocking moments that will make you look at your significant other and mutter ‘wow’. The concept itself is quite genius… Not for the faint of heart.”
- Kenny Soward, Assorted Content read review
“Controversial and disturbingly funny. It's also not rated and guaranteed not to be for children ... or some adults, for that matter!”
- Matt Goodlett, PASTE magazine
“Steve Balderson has another hit… the film reeks... A must buy!”
- Ginger Coyote, PUNK GLOBE
“Watch Out is sort of the new Pink Flamingos; wierd, wacky, uneven, unsettling and oddly erotic.”
“How is it that you can watch something that is so depraved, so bizarre, and so disturbing that you almost loathe finishing it but, when you are watching the damned thing, like it so much that you can’t help but enjoy it?”
- Chris Ringler, Visions of Darkness read review
BEST FILM Nomination (International Feature)
2008 RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
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