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.
| Original Score: 4
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
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
Best in Show is essentially a well-organized, exquisitely nuanced skit comedy.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
This is one rare occasion when we can be glad that the film industry is going to the dogs.
| Original Score: 3/4
The dogs may be cute, but it's the people who steal the show.
A wickedly funny mocumentary.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Everyone will find it extremely entertaining, often hilarious -- but ultimately not nearly as resonating and realistic as [Waiting for Guffman].
| Original Score: B+
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.
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.
Guest's Show effortlessly merges the sublime with the ridiculous, and in the process becomes an obvious blue-ribbon winner.
| Original Score: A-
[Guest] never lets a bad joke get in the way of a good laugh.
With results like this, a new Guest mockumentary every couple of years would be aces by me.
Put Christopher Guest right on top of the list of They Who Can Do No Wrong.
| Original Score: 9/10
Cute and amusing.
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.
| Original Score: 7/10
You won't see a funnier film this year.
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.
You come away wishing that Guest could deliver a new mockumentary not every so often but every year.