MGM/UA Distribution Company | Release Date: July 29, 1988 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
80
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 17 Critics
Positive:
14
Mixed:
2
Negative:
1
WATCH NOW
Stream On
Stream On
100
Think of A Fish Called Wanda as the next best thing to a Looney Tunes-Merrie Melodies summerfest…Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition. [July 18, 1988]
100
A convulsively funny affair.[15 July 1988, Calendar, p. 6-1]
100
I laughed so hard, my eyes watered. I laughed so loud, I lost track of whether anyone else was laughing. I laughed so much, I ached afterwards. [29 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
100
Director Charles Crichton's hilarious romp.
75
This crumbled-caper comedy is the funniest movie ever from a film maker late in his eighth decade. [22 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
75
Contains some gaspingly funny moments. [29 July 1988, Friday, p.A]
50
There are a few hilarious moments, and a few more that are foolish and even disgusting. [15 July 1988, Art and Leisure, p.21]
30
The dialogue reports funny things instead of showing them. The movie remains in a limbo halfway between the informed anarchy of Monty Python comedy stripped of all social and political satire, and the comparatively genteel comedy of "The Lavender Hill Mob." [15 July 1988, p.C8]