Miss Congeniality (2000)



Critic Consensus: Though critics say Bullock is funny and charming, she can't overcome a bad script that makes the movie feel too much like a fluffy, unoriginal sitcom.

Movie Info

Golden Globe-nominee Sandra Bullock ("Miss Congeniality" 1 & 2, "Crash") stars in this comedy about an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty contestant to thwart the efforts of a terrorist threatening to blow up the Miss USA Pageant. Co-starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Michael Caine ("Batman Begins" "The Cider House Rules"), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Candice Bergen (TV's "Boston Legal," "The In-Laws"), Emmy and Golden Globe winner … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual references and a scene of violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Marc Lawrence (II), Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas, Marc Lawrence
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2001
Box Office: $105.5M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Gracie Hart

as Kathy Morningside

as Eric Matthews

as Victor Melling

as Stan Fields

as McDonald

as Agent Clonsky

as Cheryl `Rhode Island...

as Leslie `California'

as Karen `New York'

as Frank Tobin

as Mary Jo `Texas'

as Miss Hawaii

as Agent Harris

as Agent Grant

as Agent Jensen

as Young Gracie

as Tough Boy

as Krashow

as Russian Waitress

as Russian Bodyguard

as Russian Bodyguard

as Pageant Announcer

as Pageant Director

as Assistant Director

as Backstage Security G...

as Security Guard

as Pageant Matron

as Bartender

as Starbucks Cop

as Starbucks Guy

as Preliminary Judge

as Newscaster

as Warehouse Dentist

as Warehouse Hair Styli...

as Miss United States

as Miss Nebraska

as Miss Alaska

as Miss Florida

as Miss Maryland

as Miss Massachusetts

as Miss Minnesota

as Miss Missouri

as Miss Nevada

as Miss New Mexico

as Miss Ohio

as Miss Oregon

as Miss South Carolina

as Miss Tennessee

as Miss Utah

as Miss Vermont

as Miss Washington
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Critic Reviews for Miss Congeniality

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (29)

While there may not be many surprises, there's little to dislike either.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Unless you think it's a riot to watch Bullock fall over herself repeatedly in high heels, this Miss is a mess.

June 4, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Pleasant and entertaining; for teens and older.

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

Its story is far from logical, let alone realistic, yet we laugh and completely buy into the fun.

Full Review… | February 15, 2010

Bullock's talent for gentle farce is not enough to carry her here; there are only so many times she can get a laugh out of stumbling in her high heels and talking with her mouth full.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Sandra Bullock (who also produces) takes a lame idea of a script, splashes her considerable allure all over it, and comes away with an amiable, light-hearted holiday charmer.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Miss Congeniality

Amazingly good. I could hardly believe I liked it so much this time around. Caine is terrific, and as I said when I commented on The Blind Side, even this one would have been a better choice for her Best Actress nomination. I just watched this again for the first time in many years, and it holds up very well. This is really the kind of role where Bullock excels.

Lanning : )

Super Reviewer

Very, very funny!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


I more or less like what this movie represents or could have been rather than what it actually is. Like, the concept of a kickass FBI agent entering a beauty pageant and finding out the true meaning of femininity is actually quite fascinating, but the film just doesn't deliver. I guess I'm not that huge of a Sandra Bullock fan.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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