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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.
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. The makeover from ugly duckling to swan essentially replaces narrative catharsis.
  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. Supporting performances add comic spark to a movie that otherwise seems happily, deliberately second-rate.
  7. The jokes are lame, the set-up is stupid and Bullock, occasionally a winsome comedienne and here a co-producer, is annoying as heck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 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 my favourite actress :) Expand
  2. 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 entertaining and enjoyable. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone! 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 entertaining and enjoyable. I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone! Expand
  4. 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 Sandra here. Quite funny and just an easy movie to watch for fun. 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 on one of her most annoyingly funny performances to date, and fits it well. Expand
  6. [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 transformation and the eye-candy fo the beauty pagent can be impressive, even if the movie fails to impress as a whole. Expand
  7. Sep 29, 2011
    6
    the movie was ok. i found the plot and humour a bit too predictable but i had an ok time watching it.

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