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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Occasionally heavy-handed and overdone -- and scarcely free from a self-congratulatory tone -- this latest spoof is nonetheless lots of fun, clever and fearless, and loaded with wicked lines and touches.
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.
58
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The script starts repeating its best gags about halfway through, and the direction gets ever broader as it goes along until the film finally loses all effectiveness as satire.
50
Chicago Sun-Times
The script must have been a funny read. It's the movie that somehow never achieves takeoff speed.
40
Screenwriter Lona Williams doesn't seem to have gotten much beyond the petty absurdity of theme headdresses and ludicrous talent competitions.
38
New York Daily News
Drop Dead Ugly is more like it.
30
Film.com
Oddly enough, I'm enjoying the memory of these jokes more than I actually enjoyed watching the film.
25
Chicago Tribune
There may be better ways to waste your time than seeing this movie.
20
Variety
A relatively pain-free, if brain-free, diversion.
10
Film.com
Broad, obvious and thuddingly unfunny, Drop Dead Gorgeous makes almost every previous "mockumentary" look like a work of genius.

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