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: September 8, 1995
DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar seeks to celebrate individuality, but is too timid and predictable to achieve its admittedly noble aims.

Juan M. Mendez
New York Daily News

To Wong Foo... is worthwhile if only for the performances, which are surprisingly good.

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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.

Rebecca Bell-Metereau
Transgender Tapestry

To Wong Foo itself struck me as a confused movie. The film had its heart in the right place in that it was trying to make popular audiences like these characters. But in the process of trying to normalize them, it removed all their sexuality.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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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Justin Brown
Medium Popcorn

It just felt like I wanted to see more from these characters toward the end...that's why we started on this journey in the first place...

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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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Alison Macor
Austin Chronicle

For some, the film's unabashed sentimentality and fairy-tale quality may go too far, but To Wong Foo is such a delight that it's easy to overlook the few awkward moments.

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Brandon Collins
Medium Popcorn

Entertaining, but some subplots weren't needed...there were payoffs that didn't make sense to me, but the actors brought their A-games.

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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
Candy Rose
Funny movie about three drag queen's on a roadtrip. Great cast.
Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Beth Grant, Melinda Dillon, Chria Penn, Jason London, Arliss Howard DIRECTED… More
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
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
Cindy I
OK flick, but I didn't buy any of these guys as women, even tranny women. See Priscilla instead.