New Line Cinema | Release Date: July 23, 1999 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 28 Critic Reviews
Positive:
5
Mixed:
7
Negative:
16
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Allison Janney is tacky incarnate as Barkin's good-time gal pal. When she shows up, Drop Dead Gorgeous comes most to life. [23 July 1999, Life, p.12E]
40
A mockumentary about small-town beauty pageants that's so confidently unfunny it's DOA.
30
Oddly enough, I'm enjoying the memory of these jokes more than I actually enjoyed watching the film.
10
Broad, obvious and thuddingly unfunny, Drop Dead Gorgeous makes almost every previous "mockumentary" look like a work of genius.
10
Drop Dead Gorgeous eventually shows that it doesn't like anybody -- in the movie or in the audience.