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  • Summary: Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette (Weaving, Pearce and Stamp) go to Alice Springs in their bus affectionately named Priscilla, to preform a drag show.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Good ain't the half of it in this case - it's funny, it's endearing, it's strangely touching. [19 Aug 1994]
  2. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert presents a defiant culture clash in generous, warmly entertaining ways.
  3. 75
    In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.
  4. The comic pizazz and bawdy dazzle of this film's vision of gaudy drag performers trekking across the Australian outback certainly has a boisterous, addictive way about it. [10 Aug 1994]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Faires
    67
    Where drag is concerned, though, the film does anything but drag; Elliott has no compunction about restraint, and Priscilla gushes with bitchy repartee, campy comedy, sappy Seventies pop (Abba! “Billy, Don't Be a Hero”! “Take a Letter, Maria”!), and production numbers so outrageous, they make the Divine Miss M's excess look like the efforts of a Baptist boys' camp.
  6. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    60
    Those who find men in feathers inherently divine will have a high old time here, and there are enough hilarious cinematic moments for the gob-smacked rest.
  7. Reviewed by: Desson Howe
    50
    Obviously, Priscilla is a one-note pleasure: Bitches in the Desert! Queens in the Sand! Nancy boys do the Outback!

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  1. Feb 7, 2012
    8
    A good movie, that I truly like. I have it in my movie collection. This is by no means one of those Hollywood blockbusters. Although at timesA good movie, that I truly like. I have it in my movie collection. This is by no means one of those Hollywood blockbusters. Although at times it feels slow, it is still engaging and witty. Dialogues are sharp and humorous while there is always an ingredient of sentimentality and nostalgy . The movie deals with themes as frienship, love, passion, betrayal, trust, compassion. Hence, it is much more than just another gay comedy for it is a film that explores the different human dimensions. Overall, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, is endearing, touching, and enlightening. It is powerful, without being over emotional or cheesy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Collapse