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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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] show more

  • 60
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Like the "girls," the movie is flamboyant in almost every respect - the costumes, the humor and the sentimentality. [1 Sep 1994] show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

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

  • 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. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is done well, yet one is still surprised to find it done at all. show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Those who find men in feathers inherently divine will have a high old time here, and there are enough hilarious cinematic moments for the gob-smacked rest. show more

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