88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Good ain't the half of it in this case - it's funny, it's endearing, it's strangely touching. [19 Aug 1994]
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The generosity and gorgeousness with which Aussie writer-director Stephan Elliott (and costume designers Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel) turn this most unlikely road picture into something arresting - if a tad sentimental - in its naive vision of a perfectly tolerant world.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is about the most fun you can have with three guys who like to dress up as women.
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75

Chicago Tribune

On the whole, though, it is funny and compassionate, silly and sweet. [26 Aug 1994]
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.
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75

TV Guide

The script is spiked with cheeky, occasionally hilarious encounters, like the trio's stroll through a lazy Outback town in flamboyant space-age drag, or Bernadette's deliciously unprintable riposte to a hostile woman in a bar.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is done well, yet one is still surprised to find it done at all.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Like the "girls," the movie is flamboyant in almost every respect - the costumes, the humor and the sentimentality. [1 Sep 1994]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Director Stephan Elliott too easily buys into the drag queens' conception of themselves as valiant pursuers of illusion, without ever questioning the value of the illusion being pursued.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Poor, no-respect ABBA gets tweaked repeatedly in this unexpectedly handsome widescreen import - though, in keeping with the movie's soft tone, the gooning isn't mean-spirited or even all that catty. [10 Aug 1994]
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68 out of 100
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