Best in Show
Best in Show (2000)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2000
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A fine example of writer-director-star Christopher Guest's gift for improv comedy, Best in Show boasts an appealingly quirky premise and a brilliantly talented cast.

Mark Bourne'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.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

[Fred Willard's] a one-man storm of escalating inanity, and he's hilarious.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It creates one comic character for the ages: Guffman veteran Fred Willard as addled, veteran, loose-lipped, sex-obsessed sports TV commentator Buck Laughlin.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A wickedly funny mocumentary.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Hilarious and offbeat, but humor is pretty grownup.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Guest is good at revealing his characters bit by bit.

David Edelstein

With results like this, a new Guest mockumentary every couple of years would be aces by me.

Nick Rogers

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.)

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Number three out of five in a string of mockumentary movies that Christopher Guest has had a hand in writing, directing and of course starring. In my humble… More
erika bruhns
Best in show is about a bunch of dog lover's journey to be the best in show. They come from all over the USA with a uinqe way to make their dog the best.… More
Christian C
The most brilliant offering from Christopher Guest, with a fantastically versatile and talented troupe of improv performers. True genius at work in this film,… More
Melvin White
Buck Laughlin: And to think that in some countries these dogs are eaten. Best in Show, from the master of the mocumentary Christopher Guest, is a very funny… More
Alex roy
Christopher Guest directs this very funny mockumentary that is supported by a great cast of actors. Best in Show is one crazy film, and if you love these types… More
Jennifer Xu
I admit that I am not the greatest fan of Christopher Guest mockumentaries, but even I thought this one was pretty great.