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Wayne's World (1992)

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85

Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 47
Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 7

An oddball comedy that revels in its silliness and memorable catch phrases, Wayne's World is also fondly regarded because of its endearing characters.

75

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 2

An oddball comedy that revels in its silliness and memorable catch phrases, Wayne's World is also fondly regarded because of its endearing characters.

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Originally a skit on "Saturday Night Live" during the late '80s and early '90s, "Wayne's World" is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show, which is mainly about rock, babes and people who live in the area. One day Wayne and Garth go to a rock concert, and Wayne falls in love with a bass guitarist named Cassandra Wong. Wayne spends the rest of the movie trying to get Casandra to fall in love with him. He also struggles with a network executive who wants to buy the rights to his

PG-13,

Comedy

Nov 16, 1999

Paramount Pictures

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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (7) | DVD (25)

Hollywood surely accepts the movie's message: laughter is the least expensive therapy. And audiences may happily parrot another Wayneism to Myers: 'He shoots! He scores!'

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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The movie has a pleasing daftness.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (4)
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Very silly but enjoyable.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
Chicago Reader
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Much of the credit for the film's success lies with Spheeris, whose confident if rough-edged direction keeps it on track and cooking.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Wayne's World remains one of the best movies to emerge from SNL's celebrated stages...

October 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

represented more than a slacker voice for a generation. It was a cultural phenomenon

November 23, 2009 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

With Myers feeling his oats as a comedy star, Wayne's World turned out to be an irresistibly silly (and masterfully marketed) option for audiences. [Blu-ray]

May 25, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Everything wrapped within this film works...

March 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

Though it appears to be a brain-dead comedy, it at least has a little something to say about American suburbia in the 1990s -- a specialty of director Penelope Spheeris.

June 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

It's snickering, silly and, at times, downright demented (Bugs Bunny in a dress?), but that's why it works.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

A classic comedy of its time.

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Confronts the cultural emptiness of late 20th-century life head-on, revealing a profound hollowness in the heart of modern man (and babe).

May 6, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Mike Myers' first claim to fame. Funny.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Hilariously endearing.

June 12, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

Filme engraçado e jovial, faz críticas sociais em piadas hilárias que funcionam muito bem. Carvey é especialmente engraçado, mas Myers também se destaca em várias cenas.

July 25, 2003
Cinema em Cena

What a shock, it is funny!

March 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

This one was mildly clever and amusing. The sequel was utter crap. Tia Carerre is immaculate.

March 19, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Wayne's World

It may be one of the dumbest comedies to ever come out of Hollywood, but these characters are undeniable some of the funniest people every put to screen, especially from a film that was solely based on a sketch show. The jokes hit almost every time throughout this film, due to it's genus writing, ripping on the Hollywood stereotypes and product placement laws. Clearly they had a blast making this film, because the audience has just as much fun as them. I will say that it is a very subjective picture, due to it's appeal. Most people will probably get a kick out of this film, but some will probably bow their heads in shame as to how dumb it is, but at least it is self-aware. I thought "Wayne's World" was great!
January 19, 2014
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

I must've gotten the times mixed up when I wanted "party time, excellent."

Full review coming to themoviefreakblog.com on 5/23
May 18, 2013
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

Mike Myers' takes a pretty good jab at the American, middle class,basement-living, stoner/slacker rock and roll dreamer culture. Although it helps if you've been there, its not entirely necessary to get the busload of culture references thrown around with merry glee and with nary a drug reference made at all.
March 11, 2013
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

Wayne's World is a very funny time waster that is worth watching more than once for its memorable characters and of course the adorable relationship between the characters; Wayne and Garth.
October 28, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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    1. Wayne Campbell: I'd have to say ass sphincter says what?
    2. Noah Vanderhoff: What?
    3. Wayne Campbell: A sphincter says what?
    4. Noah Vanderhoff: What??
    5. Wayne Campbell: Exactly.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (42 days ago)
    1. Garth Algar: It's like a new pair of underwear, at first they're restrictive but then after a while they become a part of you.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (42 days ago)
    1. Garth Algar: Sometimes I wish I could boldly go where no man's gone before, but I'll probably stay in Aurora.
    – Submitted by Jazen H (42 days ago)
    1. Garth Algar: Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and play a girl bunny?
    – Submitted by Colten O (3 months ago)
    1. Garth Algar: She makes me feel kind of funny, like when we use to climb the rope in gym class.
    – Submitted by Josh D (21 months ago)
    1. Wayne Campbell: [aside] This is Stan Mikita's Donuts. Excellent munch post. *walks over to Glen* This is the manager, Glen. He's here 24 hours a day. I recommend the sugar pucks; they're excellent. Come on.
    2. Mikita's Manager Glen: [aside] I'd never done a crazy thing in my life before that night. Why is it if a man kills another man in battle it's called heroic, yet in the heat of passion, it's called murder?
    3. Wayne Campbell: Hello? What do you think you're doing? Only me and Garth get to talk to the camera.
    4. Garth Algar: [aside] I really don't have too much to say right now. *points* Hey, what's that? *camera pans to where Garth pointed* [runs away] Gaah!
    – Submitted by A H (21 months ago)
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