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Miss Congeniality Reviews

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December 26, 2010
Pleasant and entertaining; for teens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
June 24, 2006
While there may not be many surprises, there's little to dislike either.
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
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
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
May 4, 2005
Predictably cute and idiotically misleading.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 28, 2005
Convenient bimbo stereotypes, bolstered and magnified.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
October 24, 2003
Caine may save the movie, but Bullock is the movie. The confection rests on her considerable off-center charm and beauty.
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
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
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
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
September 12, 2002
Like most beauty pageant contestants themselves, Miss Congeniality is all charm and little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2002
Watching Michael Caine and Sandra Bullock interact testily with each other is this film's special treat.
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...
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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