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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Reviews

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Lawrence Toppman
Baltimore Sun
June 12, 2013
For all its message about self-discovery and self-respect, this is really a 100-minute opportunity to titter at hunks in heels.
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
December 31, 2006
A politically correct comedy about drag queens? This is the American response to the superior Aussie flick Adventures of Priscilla. Macho Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo can't lift it above the routine.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Leguizamo's Chi Chi is the only one who looks anything like a drag queen, let alone a woman; yet we are asked to believe that it's Swayze's breathy Vida and Snipes' squealing Noxeema who've got their stocking seams straight.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 20, 2005
I was turned on, and it really confused me.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Kidron's direction stays flat even when the actors are funny. It doesn't help that the screenplay, by Douglas Carter Beane, is so thin that one of its biggest events is the three main characters' having car trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 16, 2003
No, it's not all that good, but it's too good hearted to dislike.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Imagine, "Wong Foo" suggests, a world where people stopped judging one another and simply surrendered to the silliness that's dormant inside us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Carried on the strong shoulders of its protagonists, scene-stealers all, the film succeeds in being fun and even touching, though the story itself is somewhat thin and cliched.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The best thing about this movie is all the free advice it offers. As Vida warns before she leaves town, "Believe in yourself, and moisturize - this I cannot stress enough."
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Improbable as this all sounds, "Wong Foo" is a great deal of fun and a small step forward in Hollywood's depiction of homosexuals.
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
For some, the film's unabashed sentimentality and fairy-tale quality may go too far, but To Wong Foo is such a delight that it's easy to overlook the few awkward moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It's a glam-o-rama party until the trio hits the road. Suddenly, Wong Foo is all cross-dressed with no place to go -- but down.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Leguizamo and Swayze - and especially Snipes - just seem like Hollywood stars putting on a cabaret show. There is never any sense that these guys are real people.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What is amazing is how the movie manages to be funny and amusing while tippy-toeing around (a) sex, (b) controversy and (c) any originality in the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Although it borrows heavily from last year's Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, To Wong Foo is still quite a bit different and takes cross-dressing into realms I never knew existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane pilfers not just plot elements from "Priscilla," but also stirs in big chunks of "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Bagdad Cafe," "Auntie Mame," "The Music Man" and "Cinderella."
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 8, 1995
Slick and amiable and innocuous as hell, it's a foam-padded farce, as laboriously packaged as its three glam-sister ''heroines.''
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 7, 2009
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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