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Best in Show Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 14, 2010
This fringe milieu is inhabited with all sorts of eccentric characters to wring laughs from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 10, 2008
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
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
February 8, 2008
...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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
The movie gets its laughs by letting its people talk and reveal themselves unconsciously.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Kudos to Guest and friends for a funny and insightful film.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
July 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... an excellent example of how funny a movie can be by observing human nature honestly, at its brilliant best and miserable worst.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
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 | Original Score: B
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Ireland)
January 30, 2003
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's ... a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
June 6, 2008
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 18, 2006
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Peter Keough
Anchorage Press
June 11, 2001

Movieline
April 16, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 13, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
Laura Clifford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
January 1, 2000
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