Best in Show Synopsis
Pampered pooches and their quirky owners compete in a prestigious dog show.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Waggish fun like this is too good to miss.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Wickedly funny.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This giggle does for dog shows what Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap" (in which Guest plays Nigel Tufnel) did for heavy metal.
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78

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It's got enough hilarious moments that, all in all, the film's bite is as toothsome as its bark.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
When it's funny, Best is hilarious.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
A droll piece of deadpan played with mostly unerring pitch by a talented cast.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By
In terms of dramatic tension, Best in Show is more compelling than a lot of formulaic sports movies.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You giggle every so often, but you never give yourself over to the characters.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
He's (Willard) a one-man storm of escalating inanity, and he's hilarious.
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Rated PG-13 | For Coarse Language and Suggestive Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.
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