Best in Show Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 10, 2003
Doesn't live up to its pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: C-
Blake French
January 1, 2000
style only gets in the way of what could have been one of the year's funniest comedies
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The rather unoriginal satiric flaw becomes obvious, in most cases, within 30 seconds, the film has little to do but repeat the same giant bull's eye gags over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tom Block
January 1, 2000
You keep waiting for the movie to start. It never does, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
Guest goes for the cheap laugh, and for the most part, most of the characters are dislikeable idiots.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny mocumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is one rare occasion when we can be glad that the film industry is going to the dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
Dog Freaks: The Movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Everyone will find it extremely entertaining, often hilarious -- but ultimately not nearly as resonating and realistic as [Waiting for Guffman].
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
The movie gets its laughs by letting its people talk and reveal themselves unconsciously.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Guest is good at revealing his characters bit by bit.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
It's still a pretty good comedy -- but no more and no less.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Best in Show has easily gained a spot on my top ten list this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
Laura Clifford
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Robert Koehler
February 23, 2012
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 18, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 13, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
Todd R. Ramlow
January 1, 2000
Peter Keough
Anchorage Press
June 11, 2001
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Top Critic
Eddie Cockrell
June 6, 2008

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
January 1, 2000
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