Miss Congeniality - Movie Reviews (2024)

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Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia)

Here's Sandra Bullock doing what she has always done - playfully splashing about in the middle of the mainstream. Those who enjoy a little mindless diversion won't mind getting wet once again.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5 | Sep 11, 2020

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Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a likeable comedy with many pratfalls, a couple laugh-out-loud moments, and a deep understanding of pageant superficiality.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Feb 5, 2018

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Nell Minow Common Sense Media

Pleasant and entertaining; for teens and older.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Dec 26, 2010

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Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com

Its story is far from logical, let alone realistic, yet we laugh and completely buy into the fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Feb 15, 2010

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Gerry Gallo Hollywood.com

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Nov 20, 2008

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Jim Lane

Bullock's talent for gentle farce is not enough to carry her here; there are only so many times she can get a laugh out of stumbling in her high heels and talking with her mouth full.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5 | Aug 7, 2008

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Derek Adams Time Out

While there may not be many surprises, there's little to dislike either.

Full Review | Jun 24, 2006

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Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid

Sandra Bullock (who also produces) takes a lame idea of a script, splashes her considerable allure all over it, and comes away with an amiable, light-hearted holiday charmer.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | May 26, 2006

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Susannah Breslin Film Threat

Miss Congeniality isn't awful, but it isn't utterly entertaining or incredibly original either, it's just right in the middle.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Dec 6, 2005

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Chris Gore Film Threat

Basically, this is like a really bad film from the eighties, that seems to be remade with Sandra Bullock digitally grafted onto the horrible plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5 | Dec 6, 2005

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Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness

Predictably cute and idiotically misleading.

Full Review | Original Score: C- | May 4, 2005

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Walter Chaw Film Freak Central

Convenient bimbo stereotypes, bolstered and magnified.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4 | Mar 28, 2005

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John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis

No one does this kind of thing better than Bullock, but one wonders for how long she can pull it off. Perhaps for as long as it pays.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10 | Mar 11, 2005

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Jules Brenner Cinema Signals

Sandra Bullock is in a class of her own and it's only partly a matter of beauty. Perhaps the larger part is that shining, irresistible personality that lights a room, a runway, a silver screen. She can get you interested in the phone directory.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Aug 9, 2004

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Louis B. Parks Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Caine may save the movie, but Bullock is the movie. The confection rests on her considerable off-center charm and beauty.

Full Review | Oct 24, 2003

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Joe Mader Palo Alto Weekly

With this cutesy bit of ick, Sandra Bullock squanders the good will she engendered with her surprisingly complex portrayal of a party girl in rehab in 28 Days.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4 | May 14, 2003

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John R. McEwen Film Quips Online

Taking a potshot at the beauty pageant industry, Miss Congeniality is entertainment as light as a well-shaped hairdo, fitted out with skin-deep characterizations and a plot that has the all complexity of a G-string bikini.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Feb 8, 2003

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Matthew Turner ViewLondon

The title refers to the Miss America pageant award given to "the person who was nicest to everyone," and this seems perfectly apt for Bullock's winning performance.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Oct 30, 2002

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Margaret A. McGurk Cincinnati Enquirer

Sandra Bullock gives her regular-gal aura a serious workout in Miss Congeniality as an ugly-duckling FBI agent transformed into a beauty-pageant swan. And, by gum, she pulls it off.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Oct 15, 2002

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Jon Niccum Lawrence Journal-World

Like most beauty pageant contestants themselves, Miss Congeniality is all charm and little substance.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Sep 12, 2002

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