To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
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41%
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71%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

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.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Imagine, "Wong Foo" suggests, a world where people stopped judging one another and simply surrendered to the silliness that's dormant inside us.

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Lawrence Toppman
Baltimore Sun

For all its message about self-discovery and self-respect, this is really a 100-minute opportunity to titter at hunks in heels.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I was turned on, and it really confused me.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

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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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

No, it's not all that good, but it's too good hearted to dislike.


Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Released one year after the Australian drag queen comedy 'Priscilla', Hollywood had taken notice of its popularity and as Hollywood does, it churns… More
Megan S
I was expecting something more but this just fell flat. It was enjoyable enough and fun but not a laugh-out-loud comedy. Patrick Swayze has got to be the worst… More
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Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Beth Grant, Melinda Dillon, Chria Penn, Jason London, Arliss Howard DIRECTED… More
Candy Rose
Funny movie about three drag queen's on a roadtrip. Great cast.
Anthony Lawrie
Good old fashion camp fun, not as good as Priscilla but still funny. John Leguizamo is fantastic!
Lafe Fredbjornson
Not a terrible movie, but almost formulaic, with a Drag theme. It was fun seeing some macho actors dress up as women. It showed that Hollywood was more… More

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