Miss Congeniality Reviews

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February 5, 2018
It's a likeable comedy with many pratfalls, a couple laugh-out-loud moments, and a deep understanding of pageant superficiality.
June 24, 2006
While there may not be many surprises, there's little to dislike either.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
June 4, 2001
Unless you think it's a riot to watch Bullock fall over herself repeatedly in high heels, this Miss is a mess.
April 16, 2001
If you're expecting action and comedy, you'll find this film has little of either.
February 7, 2001
December 22, 2000
Pro forma hilarity.
December 22, 2000
A rinky-dink comedy.
December 22, 2000
For Bullock fans, it's a delight, jolly junk in the season to be jolly.
December 22, 2000
There's something so friendly and unabashedly silly about this production that it pretty much won me over.
December 22, 2000
Bullock is just plain funny.
December 22, 2000
[Caine's] performance is probably as deft as the one he gave last year in The Cider House Rules.
December 22, 2000
If, as has been much noted, lampooning beauty pageants is like shooting fish in barrel, why do all the movies that attempt it end up looking sadder than the third-place runner-up?
December 22, 2000
The players are game. Too bad they don't have much of a coach or a plan.
December 22, 2000
[Bullock] trips, we laugh, but we also hope she gets up -- so she can do it again.
December 22, 2000
Bullock seems to be stuck in a rut of cookie-cutter roles in films with half-baked concepts.
December 22, 2000
Doesn't exactly turn things around for [Bullock], but it's funny enough and agreeable enough to at least start her on the road back.
December 22, 2000
A sad illustration of the decline in Hollywood screenwriting.
December 22, 2000
It isn't bad so much as it lacks any ambition to be more than it so obviously is.
December 22, 2000
Seems happily, deliberately second-rate, as if its ideal audience consisted of weary airline passengers.
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