• PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Beeban Kidron
    In Theaters:
    Sep 8, 1995 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 7, 2003
  • Universal Pictures

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Reviews

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Lawrence Toppman
Baltimore Sun

For all its message about self-discovery and self-respect, this is really a 100-minute opportunity to titter at hunks in heels.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun

June 12, 2013
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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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 Source: Variety | Original Score: C

December 31, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I was turned on, and it really confused me.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 20, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

No, it's not all that good, but it's too good hearted to dislike.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2003
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

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."

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Improbable as this all sounds, "Wong Foo" is a great deal of fun and a small step forward in Hollywood's depiction of homosexuals.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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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

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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 Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Joe Brown
Washington Post
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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."

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Slick and amiable and innocuous as hell, it's a foam-padded farce, as laboriously packaged as its three glam-sister ''heroines.''

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 8, 1995
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2009
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 1/5

September 27, 2005
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

April 8, 2005
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