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After parodying the idiosyncrasies of community theater devotees in the mock documentary Waiting for Guffman, actor/director Christopher Guest returns with another semi-improvised comedy that casts a satirical gaze on the world of championship dog breeding and training. A television crew is on hand to document the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, and competition is fierce among the canine devotees vying for top honors. Salesman Gerry Fleck (Eugene Levy), who is cursed with two left feet (literally), and his wife Cookie (Catherine O'Hara) have entered their Norwich terrier… 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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