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Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
San Francisco Chronicle
One of the year's funniest acts of malice.
63
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]
63
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.
60
The film sets a quirky tone and sustains it until a very bizarre and contrived ending.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
The script must have been a funny read. It's the movie that somehow never achieves takeoff speed.
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.
40
Mr. Showbiz
A mockumentary about small-town beauty pageants that's so confidently unfunny it's DOA.
38
New York Daily News
Drop Dead Ugly is more like it.
25
Entertainment Weekly
A cheap cut-glass tiara of a booby prize goes to Drop Dead Gorgeous for messing up so utterly.
25
There may be better ways to waste your time than seeing this movie.
25
It should be renamed "Drop Dead Ghetto" and hauled off to the "Jerry Springer" hall of shame.

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