100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
May be less than the sum of its parts, but its parts are more impressive than most other wholes around.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
I laughed so hard, my eyes watered. I laughed so loud, I lost track of whether anyone else was laughing. I laughed so much, I ached afterwards. [29 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
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100

Mr. Showbiz

Director Charles Crichton's hilarious romp.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One of the best-constructed, funniest, and most clever comedies to grace motion picture screens in recent years. It's outrageous, offensive, and even a little sick -- and all the more enjoyable because of it.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The funniest movie I have seen in a long time.
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80

Rolling Stone

If it is indeed possible for a film to be both stylish and tasteless, then A Fish Called Wanda certainly fills the bill.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Contains some gaspingly funny moments. [29 July 1988, Friday, p.A]
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This crumbled-caper comedy is the funniest movie ever from a film maker late in his eighth decade. [22 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
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60

TV Guide

With British-American culture clash as its dominant theme, A Fish Called Wanda bristles with wit, enlivened by delightfully over-the-top ensemble acting.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There are a few hilarious moments, and a few more that are foolish and even disgusting. [15 July 1988, Art and Leisure, p.21]
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80 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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