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Best in Show Reviews

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June 15, 2001
Best In Show is a very well-acted character study, with sly and knowing digs at the people they make fun of, with not much of a rewarding journey to follow them on.
Full Review| Original Score: 4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 2, 2001
It isn't so much about dogs and dog shows as it is a satire on middle-American values... Whatever it is, it's funny.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
Shay Casey
February 7, 2001
It's a funny movie, but my enjoyment of it has been tempered by the realization that it could have been more.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Best in Show is essentially a well-organized, exquisitely nuanced skit comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is one rare occasion when we can be glad that the film industry is going to the dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
The dogs may be cute, but it's the people who steal the show.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny mocumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
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.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Everyone will find it extremely entertaining, often hilarious -- but ultimately not nearly as resonating and realistic as [Waiting for Guffman].
Full Review | Original Score: B+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Take all your hard-earned bones down to the local cineplex and plunk 'em down for a ticket. It's the best Show in town.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Fans of offbeat humor will get a big kick out of this follow-up to Waiting for Guffman, but there will be more appreciative, 'Oh, that's funny!' comments than outright laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Guest's Show effortlessly merges the sublime with the ridiculous, and in the process becomes an obvious blue-ribbon winner.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
[Guest] never lets a bad joke get in the way of a good laugh.
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January 1, 2000
With results like this, a new Guest mockumentary every couple of years would be aces by me.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Put Christopher Guest right on top of the list of They Who Can Do No Wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Cute and amusing.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Laughs abound as Guest and co-writer Levy create one comic situation after another. Yet, they also generate suspense as we wait to see who'll take home the blue ribbon.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
You won't see a funnier film this year.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Christopher Guest and his well-groomed entourage of improv artists push pseudo dog show mentality to the upper limits of droll wit in Best in Show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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