• 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

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Best in Show Reviews

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Best In Show is a very well-acted character study, with sly and knowing digs at the people they make fun of, with not much of a rewarding journey to follow them on.

Full Review | Original Score: 4

June 15, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It isn't so much about dogs and dog shows as it is a satire on middle-American values... Whatever it is, it's funny.

| Original Score: 8/10

June 2, 2001
Shay Casey
Daily-Reviews

It's a funny movie, but my enjoyment of it has been tempered by the realization that it could have been more.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Best in Show is essentially a well-organized, exquisitely nuanced skit comedy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This is one rare occasion when we can be glad that the film industry is going to the dogs.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The dogs may be cute, but it's the people who steal the show.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A wickedly funny mocumentary.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
Film.com
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Alas, Best in Show probably won't find the big audience in theaters it deserves, but it will have a long life in living rooms thereafter.

January 1, 2000
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Everyone will find it extremely entertaining, often hilarious -- but ultimately not nearly as resonating and realistic as [Waiting for Guffman].

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000

E! Online

Take all your hard-earned bones down to the local cineplex and plunk 'em down for a ticket. It's the best Show in town.

Full Review Source: E! Online

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Fans of offbeat humor will get a big kick out of this follow-up to Waiting for Guffman, but there will be more appreciative, 'Oh, that's funny!' comments than outright laughs.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Guest's Show effortlessly merges the sublime with the ridiculous, and in the process becomes an obvious blue-ribbon winner.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

[Guest] never lets a bad joke get in the way of a good laugh.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
David Edelstein
Slate
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With results like this, a new Guest mockumentary every couple of years would be aces by me.

Full Review Source: Slate

January 1, 2000
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Put Christopher Guest right on top of the list of They Who Can Do No Wrong.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
Jim Judy
Screen It!

Cute and amusing.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Laughs abound as Guest and co-writer Levy create one comic situation after another. Yet, they also generate suspense as we wait to see who'll take home the blue ribbon.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

You won't see a funnier film this year.

January 1, 2000
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Christopher Guest and his well-groomed entourage of improv artists push pseudo dog show mentality to the upper limits of droll wit in Best in Show.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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You come away wishing that Guest could deliver a new mockumentary not every so often but every year.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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