Miss Congeniality (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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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 William Shatner (TV's "Boston Legal," "Showtime") and Emmy-nominee Benjamin Bratt ("Catwoman," TV's "Law & Order").more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual references and a scene of violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Marc Lawrence (II), Caryn Lucas, Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2001
Box Office: $105.5M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Sandra Bullock
as Gracie Hart
Michael Caine
as Victor Melling
Benjamin Bratt
as Eric Matthews
Candice Bergen
as Kathy Morningside
William Shatner
as Stan Fields
Ernie Hudson
as McDonald
John DiResta
as Agent Clonsky
Heather Burns
as Cheryl `Rhode Island...
Wendy Raquel Robinso...
as Leslie `California'
Melissa DeSousa
as Karen `New York'
Steve Monroe
as Frank Tobin
Deirdre Quinn
as Mary Jo `Texas'
Asia DeMarcos
as Miss Hawaii
Ken Thomas
as Agent Harris
Gabriel Folse
as Agent Grant
Christopher Shea
as Agent Jensen
Mary Ashleigh Green
as Young Gracie
Cody Linley
as Tough Boy
Daniel Kamin
as Krashow
Mona Lee
as Russian Waitress
Sergei Levtsuk
as Russian Bodyguard
Johnny Caan
as Russian Bodyguard
Debbie Nelson
as Pageant Announcer
Don Cass
as Pageant Director
Laurie Guzda
as Assistant Director
Jimmy Graham
as Backstage Security G...
Ruperto Reyes Jr.
as Security Guard
Bernadette Nason
as Pageant Matron
Stephen Bruton
as Bartender
Cassandra L. Small
as Starbucks Cop
Marco Perella
as Starbucks Guy
Cynthia Dorn
as Preliminary Judge
Catenya McHenry
as Newscaster
Paige Bishop
as Warehouse Dentist
Lucien Douglas
as Warehouse Hair Styli...
Georgia Foy
as Miss United States
LeeAnne Locken
as Miss Nebraska
Pei-San Brown
as Miss Alaska
Isamari White
as Miss Florida
Jamie Drake Stephens
as Miss Maryland
Dyan Conner
as Miss Massachusetts
Kelly Bright
as Miss Minnesota
Dee Dee Adams
as Miss Missouri
Shana McClendon
as Miss Nevada
Janie Terrazas
as Miss New Mexico
Holly Mills
as Miss Ohio
Angela VanDeWalle
as Miss Oregon
Tarah Bartley
as Miss South Carolina
Farah White
as Miss Tennessee
Summyr Miller
as Miss Utah
Jessica Hale
as Miss Vermont
Pam Green
as Miss Washington
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News & Interviews for Miss Congeniality

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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