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Waiting for Guffman Reviews

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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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Waiting for Guffman is worth a little chuckle, but that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Though the movie is all heart like Corky St. Clair, there's really not too much else there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2011
Fab small-town spoof; subtle humor may bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Attention is paid not simply to funny characters and punch lines, but to small nudges at human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
There is such a thing as comic momentum, and Guest has a good sense of what that means. Comic momentum doesn't refer to nonstop jokes, but to an atmosphere that is always ripe for humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Their characters needed an air of authenticity and credibility that these actors simply lack.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
August 21, 2001
Bizarre.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2003
The characters and scenario are memorable, the film rather less so.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Ignorance truly is bliss, sometimes.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
It often equals and sometimes surpasses the deadpan humor of [Spinal Tap] (save the grinding guitars and leather pants, of course).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2001
Guest is the best thing in this slight, sometimes strained, but often quite funny film
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
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.
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