Miss Congeniality


Miss Congeniality

Critics 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.



Total Count: 115


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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").


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 Robinson
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 Guard
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 Stylist
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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Critic Reviews for Miss Congeniality

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Audience Reviews for Miss Congeniality

  • Feb 10, 2016
    It's light and sheer fun. That's what makes Miss Congeniality an entertaining watch.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2011
    "Miss Congeniality" is a fun little comedy with Bullock at the center playing an FBI agent who has to go undercover as a beauty pageant contestant. Bullock is finally in her element in this flick which sports a lively screeplay, a clever script with lots of "call backs", and a good supporting cast. A must see for Bullock fans and a fun watch for most others.
    Mouhannad S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2011
    While i'm nowhere near its audience, I thought it was alright and I can definitely see the appeal. Sandra Bullock might be corny at times, but she certainly has her great moments in this. The plot is definitely kooky, but it works within the genre for sure. I like the random glamor shots of Sandra Bullock in her post make-over state, it's so overdone that it becomes effective on a whole other level.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2010
    I was committed to watching the Sandra Bullock Saturday extravaganza on ABCFamily, but I only made it through this. The movie's fine. Sandra is likeable as she usually is. The "real" murder plot with Candace Bergen's character seems a bit extreme and in place because there wouldn't be a movie otherwise.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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