75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
One of the year's funniest acts of malice.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Allison Janney is tacky incarnate as Barkin's good-time gal pal. When she shows up, Drop Dead Gorgeous comes most to life. [23 July 1999, Life, p.12E]
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although the satire is biting and the tone is irreverent, Drop Dead Gorgeous lacks the killer script and top notch performances necessary to make this a wholly successful production.
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60

Film Threat

The film sets a quirky tone and sustains it until a very bizarre and contrived ending.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

It's not a winner and not quite a loser either. Like many a beauty contestant, it's glib instead of serious, stylish instead of substantial. Miss Universe, it could never be. Homecoming queen, maybe.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The script must have been a funny read. It's the movie that somehow never achieves takeoff speed.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Drop Dead Ugly is more like it.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It should be renamed "Drop Dead Ghetto" and hauled off to the "Jerry Springer" hall of shame.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Barbara Shulgasser
There may be better ways to waste your time than seeing this movie.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A cheap cut-glass tiara of a booby prize goes to Drop Dead Gorgeous for messing up so utterly.
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28 out of 100
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