100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sly, near-perfect comedy.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's suitable for the whole family (it's not), but that it speaks a simple truth about what it means to be part of one.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
While the film itself isn't perfect, who cares about perfection in the face of abundant life, authentic screwiness and lovely surprises by the busload?
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It looks at the all-American obsession with winning and chortles darkly. You still come out of the movie wanting to give your family a hug.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

A brainy blend of farce and heart, this is one of those movies that veteran moviegoers complain they don't make anymore.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" with soul.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A charmer, a comedy with drama -- or vice versa.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Family. Can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em. Little Miss Sunshine, a stormy quasi-comedy destined to polarize audiences, is a perfect specimen of this unsentimental attitude.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you're going to get on the wavelength of Little Miss Sunshine, you've got to be able to enjoy a comedy in which the characters fit into hermetically cute, predetermined sitcom slots.
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80 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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