Miss Congeniality

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 175 Ratings

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  • Summary: When an infamous terrorist threatens to bomb the revered Miss United States pageant, the FBI finds an agent (Bullock) to infliltrate the contest -- as a contestant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. A mannerless, styleless brute, Bullock's Grace Hart is Eliza Doolittle in sweats.
  2. 67
    A remarkably solid, streamlined, action-comedy in the ugly-duckling-to-gorgeous-swan genre that elicits more laughs and genuinely affecting moments than you might expect from its tepid ad campaign.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    She (Bullock) has a way of landing on her feet and remaining simpatico no matter how cheesy the script is. That's what happens here.
  4. 50
    Bullock maintains a luster and comic naturalness that most actresses couldn't pull off in such mediocrity.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    50
    It is a measure of the movie's lack of inspiration that William Shatner is the funniest thing in it.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Stumbling its way down the comedy runway, Miss Congeniality is yet another miscalculated vehicle for the ever-feisty Sandra Bullock.
  7. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    20
    I'd rather be buried in a mound of Floridian chad than watch director Donald Petrie force Bullock to jump through another desperately unfunny comic hoop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Nov 29, 2015
    10
    Sorry to the critics and other Users, I must have no taste. Sandra Bullock fits the role in this movie like it was written specially for her.Sorry to the critics and other Users, I must have no taste. Sandra Bullock fits the role in this movie like it was written specially for her. She's funny in the before, during, and after makeover. The movie itself is fluff but it's supposed to be a comedy, not Shakespeare. I don't have many DVDs but this one is in my collection. Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    10
    Why the critic reviews of this movie are so bad? Miss Congeniality is an awesome movie, one of my favourite comedies ever starred by myWhy the critic reviews of this movie are so bad? Miss Congeniality is an awesome movie, one of my favourite comedies ever starred by my favourite actress :) Expand
  3. I'mCool
    Jun 22, 2001
    9
    I thought this movie was excellent. Considering Sandra Bullock produced it (which she's never done before) I think it was very I thought this movie was excellent. Considering Sandra Bullock produced it (which she's never done before) I think it was very entertaining and enjoyable. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone! Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2011
    8
    It's not very humorous, but it's stupid funny and full of fabulous entertainment and pleasure from a beauty pageant. Sandra Bullock doesIt's not very humorous, but it's stupid funny and full of fabulous entertainment and pleasure from a beauty pageant. Sandra Bullock does better than expected and plays a clumsy, but fantastic role to teach us a lesson about true beauty. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2014
    7
    Miss Congeniality is one of those movies geared towards girls but is not exactly a chick flick- guys can enjoy it too. Sandra Bullock puts onMiss Congeniality is one of those movies geared towards girls but is not exactly a chick flick- guys can enjoy it too. Sandra Bullock puts on one of her most annoyingly funny performances to date, and fits it well. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2013
    7
    People who didn't like this movie must have a difficult time enjoying themselves. Sure it was kind of stupid, but I actually enjoyed SandraPeople who didn't like this movie must have a difficult time enjoying themselves. Sure it was kind of stupid, but I actually enjoyed Sandra here. Quite funny and just an easy movie to watch for fun. Expand
  7. [anonymous]
    May 29, 2006
    6
    Although the setup is interesting, clunky scripting reduces it to run-of-the-mill but passable entertainment. Still, Bullock's Although the setup is interesting, clunky scripting reduces it to run-of-the-mill but passable entertainment. Still, Bullock's transformation and the eye-candy fo the beauty pagent can be impressive, even if the movie fails to impress as a whole. Expand

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