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Miss Congeniality Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Pleasant and entertaining; for teens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 15, 2010
Its story is far from logical, let alone realistic, yet we laugh and completely buy into the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
While there may not be many surprises, there's little to dislike either.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Basically, this is like a really bad film from the eighties, that seems to be remade with Sandra Bullock digitally grafted onto the horrible plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Miss Congeniality isn't awful, but it isn't utterly entertaining or incredibly original either, it's just right in the middle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Predictably cute and idiotically misleading.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 28, 2005
Convenient bimbo stereotypes, bolstered and magnified.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 11, 2005
No one does this kind of thing better than Bullock, but one wonders for how long she can pull it off. Perhaps for as long as it pays.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 9, 2004
Sandra Bullock is in a class of her own and it's only partly a matter of beauty. Perhaps the larger part is that shining, irresistible personality that lights a room, a runway, a silver screen. She can get you interested in the phone directory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Louis B. Parks
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 24, 2003
Caine may save the movie, but Bullock is the movie. The confection rests on her considerable off-center charm and beauty.
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
With this cutesy bit of ick, Sandra Bullock squanders the good will she engendered with her surprisingly complex portrayal of a party girl in rehab in 28 Days.
| Original Score: 1/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Taking a potshot at the beauty pageant industry, Miss Congeniality is entertainment as light as a well-shaped hairdo, fitted out with skin-deep characterizations and a plot that has the all complexity of a G-string bikini.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
The title refers to the Miss America pageant award given to "the person who was nicest to everyone," and this seems perfectly apt for Bullock's winning performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Sandra Bullock gives her regular-gal aura a serious workout in Miss Congeniality as an ugly-duckling FBI agent transformed into a beauty-pageant swan. And, by gum, she pulls it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
September 12, 2002
Like most beauty pageant contestants themselves, Miss Congeniality is all charm and little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Watching Michael Caine and Sandra Bullock interact testily with each other is this film's special treat.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
Marc Lawrence's screenplay isn't particularly fresh, but it does include an assortment of snappy one-liners, most of them tripping off the velvet tongue of Michael Caine...
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Mais um ponto para Sandra Bullock, que prova merecer, assim como sua personagem, o título de Miss Simpatia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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