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A "behind the scenes" look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog-shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners including: yuppies Hamilton and Meg Swan and their neurotic weimeraner "Beatrice"; mild-mannered menswear salesman Gerry and Cookie Fleck, whose Norwich terrier's registered name is "Champion Thank You Neil Sedaka"; fly-fishing shop owner Harlan Pepper and his beloved bloodhound "Hubert"; New Yorker Scott Donlon and his longtime hairdresser partner, Stefan Vanderhoof, who anticipate the crown for their pampered… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'s always a pleasure to watch this ensemble of gifted talents do what they do best -- be spontaneous and funny and surprising. What we get is a master-class demonstration of the distinction between comic actors and comedians who try to act."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Guest e sua trupe sempre conseguem divertir com seus mockumentaries, mas este longa, ainda que pontualmente brilhante, encontra-se entre os mais frágeis da filmografia atípica do cineasta."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"... an excellent example of how funny a movie can be by observing human nature honestly, at its brilliant best and miserable worst."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Best in Show is the sort of film that seems most fairly judged by how often it makes you laugh, and by that standard, I was well satisfied."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A wickedly funny mocumentary."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The real pedigree doesn't even arrive until halfway through. Fred Willard's unforgettable dim-bulb commentator takes aim at TV's injection of "sports drama" into competitions where, quite simply, there is none. (Here's looking at you, Joe Garagiola.)"
‑ Nick Rogers,
"The movie gets its laughs by letting its people talk and reveal themselves unconsciously."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Call it a mockumentary or a dogumentary, Christopher Guest's latest spoof is a very funny, improvised comedy about the world of dog shows."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Guest shot nearly 60 hours of footage for Best In Show and the results are so good that they'll leave you starving for the scraps from the cutting room floor."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The first 45 minutes are amusing enough, but the movie ascends to another level with the second-half introduction of Fred Willard as commentator Buck Laughlin."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"This fringe milieu is inhabited with all sorts of eccentric characters to wring laughs from."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Kudos to Guest and friends for a funny and insightful film."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Doesn't live up to its pedigree."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"It's ... a great movie."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
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