• PG-13, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Penelope Spheeris
    In Theaters:
    Feb 14, 1992 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 16, 1999
  • Paramount Pictures


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Wayne's World Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Wayne's World remains one of the best movies to emerge from SNL's celebrated stages...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2013
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 23, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 25, 2009
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!

Everything wrapped within this film works...

Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 8.5/10

March 24, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 20, 2008


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

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2008

Empire Magazine

A classic comedy of its time.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2008
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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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!'

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 6, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The movie has a pleasing daftness.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

May 6, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 6, 2008
Variety Staff
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Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 6, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Very silly but enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 6, 2008

Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Mike Myers' first claim to fame. Funny.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 16, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Hilariously endearing.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

What a shock, it is funny!

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2003
Brian Mckay

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

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
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