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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the year's funniest acts of malice. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Allison Janney is tacky incarnate as Barkin's good-time gal pal. When she shows up, Drop Dead Gorgeous comes most to life. [23 July 1999, Life, p.12E] show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Drop Dead Ugly is more like it. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Although the satire is biting and the tone is irreverent, Drop Dead Gorgeous lacks the killer script and top notch performances necessary to make this a wholly successful production. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The script must have been a funny read. It's the movie that somehow never achieves takeoff speed. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's not a winner and not quite a loser either. Like many a beauty contestant, it's glib instead of serious, stylish instead of substantial. Miss Universe, it could never be. Homecoming queen, maybe. show more

  • 25
    Barbara Shulgasser Chicago Tribune

    There may be better ways to waste your time than seeing this movie. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It should be renamed "Drop Dead Ghetto" and hauled off to the "Jerry Springer" hall of shame. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    The film sets a quirky tone and sustains it until a very bizarre and contrived ending. show more

  • 40
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A mockumentary about small-town beauty pageants that's so confidently unfunny it's DOA. show more

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