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Best in Show Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 23, 2013
The first 45 minutes are amusing enough, but the movie ascends to another level with the second-half introduction of Fred Willard as commentator Buck Laughlin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
October 14, 2010
Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
The real pedigree doesn't even arrive until halfway through. Fred Willard's unforgettable dim-bulb commentator takes aim at TV's injection of "sports drama" into competitions where, quite simply, there is none. (Here's looking at you, Joe Garagiola.)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
January 14, 2010
This fringe milieu is inhabited with all sorts of eccentric characters to wring laughs from.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 10, 2008
Guest e sua trupe sempre conseguem divertir com seus mockumentaries, mas este longa, ainda que pontualmente brilhante, encontra-se entre os mais frágeis da filmografia atípica do cineasta.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Mark Bourne
February 8, 2008'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.
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
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Kudos to Guest and friends for a funny and insightful film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... an excellent example of how funny a movie can be by observing human nature honestly, at its brilliant best and miserable worst.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Call it a mockumentary or a dogumentary, Christopher Guest's latest spoof is a very funny, improvised comedy about the world of dog shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 10, 2003
Doesn't live up to its pedigree.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
January 30, 2003
Guest shot nearly 60 hours of footage for Best In Show and the results are so good that they'll leave you starving for the scraps from the cutting room floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
It's ... a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 10, 2002
If it doesn't sustain the high level of lunacy "Guffman" did, it's still a delight. Like the best comedies, it plants its jokes deep in your brain and you find yourself laughing at them again hours after the film has ended.
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-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 17, 2001
It works because it is a very funny laugh out loud satire, with my two favorite nutsy characters being Parker Posey and Eugene Levy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
Dog Freaks: The Movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
Best in Show is enjoyable and funny, light and quick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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