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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Actually, as films inspired by Saturday Night Live sketches go, this is pretty good. Count on three big belly laughs if you are over 30, more if you are under 18 and even have a belly. [14 Feb 1994 Pg. 04.D] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    WAYNE: "No way, Professor; we just needed a story so we could string a lot of gags together without it getting too boring." show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie wants to be a laffaminit extravaganza like the Zucker & Abrahams productions, but with slyer humor, more inside jokes, throwaway references and just plain goofiness, as when the characters occasionally break into their own language. show more

  • 25
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Wayne's World has been engineered to amuse people who are mirror images of its heroes, but it goes wickedly wrong: It's so dumb it talks down to the stupid. show more

  • 60

    However, thanks to engaging performances and a sharp script, this movie - essentially a series of three-minute sketches filling 101 minutes could be just the right choice for that Saturday night date, while Wayne-speak will no doubt be quoted and become part of the English language. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    As a movie, Wayne's World isn't much more than an amiable goof, yet it's carried along by the flaked-out exuberance of its two stars. show more

  • 70
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more. show more

  • 70
    Richard Corliss Time

    Well, it's sorta funny, and most genial: for all their ranking on parents and drooling over hot babes, Wayne and Garth are innocent kids wasting time creatively. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    "Bill & Ted's Aurora Adventures" might almost serve as the subtitle for this very silly but enjoyable 1992 comedy, developed from characters introduced on Saturday Night Live--heavy-metal fans (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) with a cable access show in Aurora, Illinois. show more

  • 60
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    Myers, who created the original characters, has to make a feature film out of a teeny sketch. With cowriters Bonnie and Terry Turner, he fares better than you'd expect. show more

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  • June 22, 2008 laxattack9cwl
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    This movie is comedy genius!

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