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Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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  • Summary: Centered at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, the film follows several bizarre dog owners and their sometimes neurotic pets.
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. No one does this genre better than actor-writer-director Christopher Guest.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    Best in Show has an uproarious wild card in Fred Willard, who plays a hack commentator convinced that he's the most amusing fellow on television
  3. 88
    I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks.
  4. In general, the dogs-as-mirrors theme--the crazy things people do with and in relation to their pets--is what keeps this going, and the laughs are sporadic but genuine.
  5. A droll piece of deadpan played with mostly unerring pitch by a talented cast.
  6. 70
    Guest begins -- but doesn't end -- with caricatures, then peels away at our preconceptions until we see the heart and soul beneath.
  7. 60
    Best in Show succeeds only insofar as you're willing to laugh at a bunch of sad freaks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    This is a masterpiece of humour! Once again I am puzzled by the negative reviews here. It is a delightful caricature made to look like a documentary. Collapse
  2. Sep 3, 2010
    8
    As usual with Christopher Guest, the attention to detail is brilliant. The characters are all slightly odd but very, very real & Fred Willard is just amazing.
    His line about his proctologist is up there with the greatest comedy quotes.
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  3. Jul 18, 2011
    8
    A must see movie for anyone with pets and a sense of humor. They nailed satire perfectly. As I read reviews here though i see a lot of people didn't relate to the characters, I guess that's why I say this movie is for people who have pets that deep down they know they pamper them way too much. Expand

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