To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Reviews

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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.
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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
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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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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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
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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
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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