• 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

Robert Koehler
Variety
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February 23, 2012
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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June 6, 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

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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| Original Score: 3/4

July 9, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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| Original Score: 4.5/5

May 8, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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I enjoyed Best in Show... But I didn't laugh as hard as I did during Guest's previous comedies, This Is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

January 1, 2000
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Whatever the reason, [Guest's] films have always developed cult followings once they hit video. Hopefully, Best in Show will buck that trend and be successful in theaters, too.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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The film's bite is as toothsome as its bark.

January 1, 2000
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Guest is good at revealing his characters bit by bit.

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
Dave McCoy
Seattle Times
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It's time we crown Christopher Guest as the King of Satire.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Improv comedy rarely makes it onto the big screen. And when it does so as hilariously as it does in Best in Show ... that is certainly cause for celebration.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The actors' ad-libbed responses, along with their amateurish reactions to the ever-present camera, are more forlorn than comedic.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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In terms of dramatic tension, Best in Show is more compelling than a lot of formulaic sports movies.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The jokes in Best in Show are somewhat one-dimensional, but they hit their target.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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[Fred Willard's] a one-man storm of escalating inanity, and he's hilarious.

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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This giggle does for dog shows what ... Rob Reiner's This Is Spinal Tap did for heavy metal.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

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

Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.

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
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It creates one comic character for the ages: Guffman veteran Fred Willard as addled, veteran, loose-lipped, sex-obsessed sports TV commentator Buck Laughlin.

January 1, 2000
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
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
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
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
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: B

January 1, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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It's funny.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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The movie is light as a lap dog, and often just as lovable.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
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