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80

Metascore

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100
Chicago Sun-Times
The funniest movie I have seen in a long time.
100
Time
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
Los Angeles Times
A convulsively funny affair.[15 July 1988, Calendar, p. 6-1]
100
San Francisco Chronicle
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
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
May be less than the sum of its parts, but its parts are more impressive than most other wholes around.
90
Chicago Reader
Crichton keeps the laughs coming with infectious energy.
80
Variety
Curtis steals the show with her keen sense of comic timing and sneaky little grins and asides.
75
USA Today
This crumbled-caper comedy is the funniest movie ever from a film maker late in his eighth decade. [22 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
60
With British-American culture clash as its dominant theme, A Fish Called Wanda bristles with wit, enlivened by delightfully over-the-top ensemble acting.
50
Christian Science Monitor
There are a few hilarious moments, and a few more that are foolish and even disgusting. [15 July 1988, Art and Leisure, p.21]

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