• R, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Stephan Elliott
    In Theaters:
    Aug 10, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 24, 1997
  • Fox Home Entertainment


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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Where else are you going to see General Zod, Agent Smith and the guy from Memento as drag queens stranded in the Australian Outback?

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

July 10, 2007
Emanuel Levy

The best things in this transsexual comedy-melodrama are Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel's colorful costumes, which deservedly won the Oscar, and Terrence Stamp's performance, snubbed by the Academy.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

June 26, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.

| Original Score: 5/5

June 17, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Both an unalloyed delight and a surprisingly human, moving film.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 14, 2003
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The casting of the film was a stroke of genius.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 19, 2003
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

Refreshing and fun.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

You'll never look at The Matrix the same way again.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2002
Stephen Farber

The film builds an enormously affectionate tribute to a band of outsiders.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.

May 12, 2001
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Outrageous, in a calculated way, the film's success relies heavily on the players, and fortunately, Stamp, Weaving and Pearce are up for it.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's too bad that the requirements of plotting require movies like this to crank up the event count, when actually what works is just the daily minutiae of Bernadette's life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Lucy Mohl
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The year's one clear candidate for future cult status.

January 1, 2000
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

This is a road movie with a difference.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 79/100

January 1, 2000
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle

You may have Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive' rattling through your head for a few days, but that's a small price to pay for an audience with true royalty.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null

For sheer camp value, Priscilla is a lot of fun, even if it has next to nothing to say.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Bernadette -- formerly Ralph -- turns out to be an excellent role for Stamp.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

It's often very funny, looks great and is played to perfection.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

September 7, 2011
James Berardinelli
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 10, 2008
Sarah Chauncey

| Original Score: 4/5

June 10, 2004
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