Harmless enough light entertainment, but with too great a reliance on jokes about Bullock's "plain" tomboy masculinity in contrast to the airhead empowerment of the beauty pageant, as social spectacle; still not enough emphasis on the mystery/procedural aspects of the plot. Could have been approached as a giallo take on Pygmalion (with potential terrorist replacing black-gloved killer), but instead it's just fluff.
Annoying and mostly unfunny "fish out of water" movie where Bullock has to attend a beauty contest in order to catch a terrorist because she is the only female working at the FBI office. Talk about an old-fashioned sexist storyline. At least it gave us the first taste of the duo William Shatner and Candice Bergen before they did it regularly for series "Boston Legal" . Don't even remember Michael Caine being in it.