The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Reviews

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.
June 10, 2008
It's a road movie that's anything but typical or traditional.
June 24, 2006
It's hard not to be swept along.
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.
May 12, 2001
In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.
January 1, 2000
It's a cute trio... But like the tour bus, the movie suffers engine failure after a while.
January 1, 2000
Bernadette -- formerly Ralph -- turns out to be an excellent role for Stamp.
January 1, 2000
It's too bad that the requirements of plotting require movies like this to crank up the event count, when actually what works is just the daily minutiae of Bernadette's life.
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Stephan Elliott is obviously fond of his characters, and this may account for the upbeat story line, but it blinds him to how very annoying two hours of dishing can be.
January 1, 2000
The year's one clear candidate for future cult status.