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A Fish Called Wanda Reviews

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Fish Called Wanda is vintage black comedy, British-style -- a cruel, dastardly, down-and-dirty jewel-robbery romp that pits thief against thief, while entangling an innocent bystander in the web of greed, romance and decidedly cockeyed high jinks.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 30, 2013
James White
Total Film

Cleese's cracking script gives it a solid foundation, but it's the supporting cast who make this movie wanda-ful.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
Peter Travers
People Magazine

Putting heart and heat into a film that could have easily slid by on silliness, Cleese proves himself a master actor.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 30, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Perhaps the most unusual aspect of what is surely the year's most original and daring comedy is that John Cleese is not the funniest performer in it. Believe it or not, that honor goes to none other than the usually somber Kevin Kline.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

As in most of his Python parts... Cleese's character is an extended riff on the concept of pomposity. But Archie is more leavened with humanity than any of his other roles.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

July 30, 2013
David Parkinson
Radio Times

This hilarious tale of criminal incompetence and transatlantic eccentricity is easily John Cleese's finest achievement since Fawlty Towers.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Somehow, the movie manages to do the impossible: It makes John Cleese less than hilarious.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

July 30, 2013
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Low comedy at high speed, it pretends to be a caper movie about a smooth London jewel heist and its infinitely complex aftermath. Actually, it's a smart farce about ingrained cultural differences.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

There are a few hilarious moments, and a few more that are foolish and even disgusting.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

July 30, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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The movie's basic joke holds that the overbearing, unselfconscious Americans will do anything and say anything (and usually as loudly as possible), while the timorous British are nearly too polite to breathe.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Keith Uhlich
House Next Door

A Fish Called Wanda is at its most electric when it pits Cleese and Kline against each other.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

July 12, 2013
Emanuel Levy

Kevin Kline won the Supporting Actor Oscar for this funny and enjoyable farce, based on original script by John Cleese and Charles Crichton

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

April 17, 2012
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

Crime caper with a wicked edge. Not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wacky farcical entertainment.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 8, 2010


It's a comedy classic.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 27, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 27, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Although filled with clever twists and double-crosses, the film's storyline is less important than the opportunities it gives the actors to exploit their goofy characterizations.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

April 27, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Like many of the best English comedies, much of the humor here is based on character, good-natured high spirits, and fairly uninhibited vulgarity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 27, 2009
Variety Staff
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Though it is less tasteless, irreverent and satirical than the Python pics, film still is wacky and occasionally outrageous in its own, distinctly British way.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Chuck O'Leary

This fish is swimming with laugh-out-loud moments.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

February 6, 2007
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