The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
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 | Original Score: B
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 17, 2004
Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
Both an unalloyed delight and a surprisingly human, moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 19, 2003
The casting of the film was a stroke of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
Refreshing and fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
You'll never look at The Matrix the same way again.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Farber
Movieline
January 9, 2002
The film builds an enormously affectionate tribute to a band of outsiders.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Outrageous, in a calculated way, the film's success relies heavily on the players, and fortunately, Stamp, Weaving and Pearce are up for it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The year's one clear candidate for future cult status.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
This is a road movie with a difference.
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Robert Faires
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
For sheer camp value, Priscilla is a lot of fun, even if it has next to nothing to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Bernadette -- formerly Ralph -- turns out to be an excellent role for Stamp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
It's often very funny, looks great and is played to perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 10, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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