Miss Congeniality

Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A mainstream Hollywood escapist fantasy that in the end melts satire into sentimentality, but it is funny and knowing, detached enough to take a bemused stance toward its calculated tone.
  4. Miss Congeniality would not be out of place as a TV series, so it makes sense that Candice Bergen and William Shatner appear as pageant co-hosts.
  5. The makeover from ugly duckling to swan essentially replaces narrative catharsis.
  6. A mannerless, styleless brute, Bullock's Grace Hart is Eliza Doolittle in sweats.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 175 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »