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Wayne's World Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Actually, as films inspired by Saturday Night Live sketches go, this is pretty good. Count on three big belly laughs if you are over 30, more if you are under 18 and even have a belly. [14 Feb 1994 Pg. 04.D]

  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The film tends to be funny when confining itself to short sketches or dopey television-based humor, flat when pretending to be anything more.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Time Richard Corliss

    Well, it's sorta funny, and most genial: for all their ranking on parents and drooling over hot babes, Wayne and Garth are innocent kids wasting time creatively.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    As a movie, Wayne's World isn't much more than an amiable goof, yet it's carried along by the flaked-out exuberance of its two stars.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie wants to be a laffaminit extravaganza like the Zucker & Abrahams productions, but with slyer humor, more inside jokes, throwaway references and just plain goofiness, as when the characters occasionally break into their own language.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Incredibly lowbrow, but many teens will love it.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is incredibly popular with teen and young adult audiences. Older viewers are liable to be disappointed.

  • Families can talk about the main characters' behavior and the movie's depiction of women.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Garth electrocutes a big bruiser.

  • sex false0

    Sex: A few allusions to sex and how good it would be to have some; none actually depicted, although there's a brief, frisky scene of mostly clothed bed romping.

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    Language: Occasional mild to moderate language.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A drunken guy constantly threatens to hurl.