A Fish Called Wanda Synopsis
A crook's girl (Jamie Lee Curtis) flirts with a barrister (John Cleese) for diamonds.
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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...
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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,...
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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

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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...
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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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A FISH CALLED Wonderful!

By lugubriousthespian
This comedic gem from the late 1980s has only appreciated in value during the last couple decade's severe lack of well-made, legitimately funny movies. Totally PC challenged is this mercilessly...

Great Movie

By wowmantan
This is one of the most hysterical movies i have seen. It has a great plot while mixing sequences of comedy into the plot. A "must see."...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Crime caper has a wicked edge; not meant for kids.
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