'Wayne's World' Critic Reviews

83%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
85%
Rotten Tomatoes:   46 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    The movie has a pleasing daftness.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Desson Thomson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll drive home. As Wayne or Garth would say, it's schweeeet.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Like the Bill & Ted movies, this one works on its intended level and then sneaks in excursions to some other levels, too.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Very silly but enjoyable.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Director Penelope Spheeris, with her first major studio assignment (and eight-figure budget), delivers a colorful but uneventful picture.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Richard Corliss TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    Hollywood surely accepts the movie's message: laughter is the least expensive therapy. And audiences may happily parrot another Wayneism to Myers: 'He shoots! He scores!'
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Scott G. Mignola Common Sense Media
    60
    Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
    70
    represented more than a slacker voice for a generation. It was a cultural phenomenon
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    63
    With Myers feeling his oats as a comedy star, Wayne's World turned out to be an irresistibly silly (and masterfully marketed) option for audiences. [Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Rory L. Aronsky Screen It!
    85
    Everything wrapped within this film works...
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    Though it appears to be a brain-dead comedy, it at least has a little something to say about American suburbia in the 1990s -- a specialty of director Penelope Spheeris.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Film4
    80
    It's snickering, silly and, at times, downright demented (Bugs Bunny in a dress?), but that's why it works.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Empire Magazine
    60
    A classic comedy of its time.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    88
    Confronts the cultural emptiness of late 20th-century life head-on, revealing a profound hollowness in the heart of modern man (and babe).
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    60
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Eric Melin Scene-Stealers.com
    60
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Time Out
    Much of the credit for the film's success lies with Spheeris, whose confident if rough-edged direction keeps it on track and cooking.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan
    80
    Mike Myers' first claim to fame. Funny.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    80
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat
    80
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall
    60
    Hilariously endearing.
    Full Review » 10 years ago