Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: January 31, 1997 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 19 Critics
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The movie is, from start to finish, a hoot... Both a savvy satire of smalltown boosterism and an affectionate salute to the performing spirit. [10 Feb 1987, p.66]
88
The nonstop amusing mockumentary Waiting for Guffman does to small-town acting troupes what "This Is Spinal Tap did to heavy-metal bands."
80
The don't quite do for "Oklahoma!" what they did for heavy metal, but they come close. [31 Jan 1997, p.C6]
75
The humor is uneven and sometimes crude, but much of the mock-documentary is surprising and amusing.