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Waiting for Guffman Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Fab small-town spoof; subtle humor may bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2008
The songs (co-written by Guest and Tapster Harry Shearer) are suitably ridiculous and the deadpan gags come thick, fast and too numerous to mention, all delivered with knuckle-gnawing subtlety by the C-list cast with A-list style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2008
Frequently funny -- sometimes very funny indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2008
This 1997 comedy may be amusing if you feel a pressing need to feel superior to somebody, but the aim is too broad and scattershot to add up to much beyond an acknowledgment of small-town desperation.
September 25, 2007
Raucous, outrageously funny, and filled with many zany scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2007
One of the funniest movies ever made, 'Waiting for Guffman' spoofs everything from documentaries and talent shows to local politics and alien abductions.
February 27, 2007
A madcap gem.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 23, 2006
Trabalhando em um subgênero que praticamente ajudou a crier (o do pseudocumentário), Guest cria mais um filme que diverte por compreender tão bem seu tema e seus personagens.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2006
A sly, gleeful and subtle comedy that pokes fun at American musicals, amateur theatricals, and the culture of celebrity-the universal wish to be famous--set in the small, provincial town of Blaine about to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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January 26, 2006
The comedy has the slow burn of a richly nuanced and non-judgmental character study.
December 6, 2005
It's Corky's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2004
Guest's satire of small-town America and amateur actors has a sly edge, it's not mean, and Guest never strips his characters of their dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2004
Where This Is Spinal Tap took rock music and the media as its focus - fat, juicy targets just asking to be lampooned - Guest's target here is small-town provincials.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 16, 2004
It keeps you laughing from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
February 4, 2004
Everyone will think it's funny; people who've actually done community theatre will laugh themselves into a coma.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2003
The characters and scenario are memorable, the film rather less so.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2003
The humor is implied but never over-explained, imparting a sense of intelligence rarely achieved in movie comedies.
| Original Score: 4/4
October 15, 2002
Hilariously satirical yet affectionate and upbeat about its rosy-cheeked, anti-hip characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2002
It's smart, witty, goofy and hugely entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
August 2, 2002
One of the greatest comedies of all time, a perfect satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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