The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Reviews

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June 7, 2019
It's a tremendous film that was ahead of its time on LGBT issues and, in some ways, is ahead of ours.
August 22, 2018
On the whole, though, it is funny and compassionate, silly and sweet.
August 22, 2018
To its credit, whenever things get too treacly, Priscilla knows enough to break out those frocks and get the show in gear. That is entertainment for sure.
August 22, 2018
Not everything works equally well in this road movie, but writer-director Stephan Elliott keeps things watchable.
September 7, 2011
I wasn't prepared for the generosity and gorgeousness with which Aussie writer-director Stephan Elliott turn this most unlikely road picture into something arresting -- if a tad sentimental -- in its naive vision of a perfectly tolerant world.
July 6, 2010
The plot of Priscilla isn't as important as the outlandish, wicked dialogue , the wild costumes and makeup, and the general high spirits of the entire enterprise.
August 22, 2018
The true heart of the movie, though, is Terence Stamp. He may be a little stiff in the show routines but, offstage, he's a revelation, giving a performance of near-perfect restraint and dignity.
August 22, 2018
Tremendous fun, with a deliciously sugar-coated message, this is the closest the cinema has come to a proper musical in years.
August 22, 2018
Outrageous and giddy, the main characters in this movie make The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert a summer entertainment that won't soon be forgotten.
September 15, 2017
Fabulous and emotive.
January 4, 2010
Drag queens drive funny, tender, but mature musical.
July 10, 2007
Where else are you going to see General Zod, Agent Smith and the guy from Memento as drag queens stranded in the Australian Outback?
June 10, 2008
It's a road movie that's anything but typical or traditional.
June 16, 2007
a comedy, and a frequently outrageous one, at that; but, it is also a moving film that seeks to bridge differences even as it reaffirms their existence
June 24, 2006
It's hard not to be swept along.
June 26, 2005
The best things in this transsexual comedy-melodrama are Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel's colorful costumes, which deservedly won the Oscar, and Terrence Stamp's performance, snubbed by the Academy.
August 30, 2004
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert presents a defiant culture clash in generous, warmly entertaining ways. For all its glitter, this is the sort of film in which everyone becomes happier and nicer by the final reel.
June 17, 2004
Funny, extravangantly silly, and surprisingly poignant.
June 10, 2004
March 11, 2004
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