• PG-13, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Christopher Guest
    In Theaters:
    Sep 29, 2000 Limited
    On DVD:
    May 15, 2001
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

Opening

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Best in Show Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The first 45 minutes are amusing enough, but the movie ascends to another level with the second-half introduction of Fred Willard as commentator Buck Laughlin.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 23, 2013
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2010
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

The real pedigree doesn't even arrive until halfway through. Fred Willard's unforgettable dim-bulb commentator takes aim at TV's injection of "sports drama" into competitions where, quite simply, there is none. (Here's looking at you, Joe Garagiola.)

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 25, 2010
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

This fringe milieu is inhabited with all sorts of eccentric characters to wring laughs from.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

January 14, 2010
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Guest e sua trupe sempre conseguem divertir com seus mockumentaries, mas este longa, ainda que pontualmente brilhante, encontra-se entre os mais frágeis da filmografia atípica do cineasta.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2008
Mark Bourne
Film.com
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...it's always a pleasure to watch this ensemble of gifted talents do what they do best -- be spontaneous and funny and surprising. What we get is a master-class demonstration of the distinction between comic actors and comedians who try to act.

Full Review Source: Film.com

February 8, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie gets its laughs by letting its people talk and reveal themselves unconsciously.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Kudos to Guest and friends for a funny and insightful film.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

... an excellent example of how funny a movie can be by observing human nature honestly, at its brilliant best and miserable worst.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B+

December 6, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Call it a mockumentary or a dogumentary, Christopher Guest's latest spoof is a very funny, improvised comedy about the world of dog shows.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 23, 2004
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Doesn't live up to its pedigree.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Best in Show is the sort of film that seems most fairly judged by how often it makes you laugh, and by that standard, I was well satisfied.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

March 19, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Guest shot nearly 60 hours of footage for Best In Show and the results are so good that they'll leave you starving for the scraps from the cutting room floor.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2003
Ron Wells
Film Threat

It's ... a great movie.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Willard's delivery is so earnest and so pitch-perfect that he had me howling with laughter for the entire last half of the movie.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

November 22, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

If it doesn't sustain the high level of lunacy "Guffman" did, it's still a delight. Like the best comedies, it plants its jokes deep in your brain and you find yourself laughing at them again hours after the film has ended.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 10, 2002
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

What a pity that with such funny material, Guest and company found it necessary to rely so heavily on sex as a supplementary source of comedy.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: C-

May 8, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It works because it is a very funny laugh out loud satire, with my two favorite nutsy characters being Parker Posey and Eugene Levy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

December 17, 2001
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Dog Freaks: The Movie!

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2001
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Best in Show is enjoyable and funny, light and quick.

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2001
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