Capsule Review: "Best in Show"

by Eric Melin on September 29, 2000

in Print Reviews

While not as funny as his 1997 movie “Waiting for Guffman,” director-writer-actor Christopher Guest’s newest mockumentary “Best in Show” is still light years ahead of most comedies these days. Rather than going for slapstick and obvious jokes, it finds humor in the offbeat charcters it presents. But unlike “Guffman,” it seems a bit more believable and is less venomous towards its subjects. For my tastes, that means it was a bit less funny. But again, that’s holding it up to some pretty high standards.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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