According to most critics, Christopher Guest 's Best in Show may be the best at the shows this weekend. It's also a film that can make grown men cry, it seems.
"I was laughing so hard, tears were streaming down my cheeks," Lou Lumenick writes in the New York Post.
Calling the mockumentary "perhaps world cinema's first canine-competition exposé," Mike Clark in USA Today observes that "the movie ends up belonging to Fred Willard's grrrreat comic turn as a woefully miscast sportscaster who applies overblown World Series/Super Bowl metaphors to participants on leashes."
Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times credits the film with having "both bark and bite."
But Joe Morgenstern concludes that Guest has gone a bit over the top with this effort. "Best in Show," he writes, "dotes on its own antics just as its screwball dog fanciers dote on their dogs."