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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
Top Critic
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
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.
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
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Bullock has such excellent timing, and such a superb sense of physical comedy, that we would happily watch her (and we have!) in much worse films than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
| Original Score: 7/10
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
Sandra Bullock single-handedly makes this a movie worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 4, 2001
A movie that seems to have no potential at all and still works remarkably well.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
May 4, 2001
Has a lot of charm, which accounts for its success.
Full Review | Original Score: short
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
March 23, 2001
A genuine crowdpleaser boasting a charming star turn, Miss Congeniality is indeed difficult to dislike, but hey, sometimes it's worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2001
Sandra Bullock is simply irresistible, displaying great comedic flair with impeccable timing.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 19, 2001
There are many great actresses working in film today, but few of them have the flair for comedy that Bullock does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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