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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The scenery is glorious; you can almost feel the sunshine and smell the wine. But Crowe and Scott are bulls in Mayle's china shop. Like an assertive Burgundy served with a delicate fish, they're a classic wrong pairing. show more

  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It's difficult to ignore the fact that they've created a romantic comedy that has almost no romance and even less comedy. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Russell Crowe may find himself discovering the simple joys of life in A Good Year, but audiences will be checking their watches during this joyless attempt at comedy. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There isn't a milliliter of honest feeling from start to finish, and precious little comedy or romance. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The overall effect is one of a sumptuously laid table where the main course is overcooked. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Like a fragile Provence wine left too long in the sun, Ridley Scott's romantic comedy A Good Year spoiled somewhere between the publication of Peter Mayle's novel and this cockamamie adaptation. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    You sense in every frame the strain to be lighthearted. Consequently, A Good Year is at times downright clumsy. You know what the filmmakers are trying to achieve and see the labor going into the attempt, but for them to fall so short is unsettling. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A shamelessly enjoyable retread, an ode to la belle vie that has been well turned on a factory spindle. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Gorgeous photography and strong acting keep the formula from becoming stale. For those who don't mind pictures that fall into predictable rhythms, A Good Year represents a pleasant diversion. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Scott embraces the lightness of the material instead of trying to give it unnecessary weight, and even if he's far from the ideal filmmaker to choreograph bits of slapstick, A Good Year is never less than visually ravishing. show more

  • January 08, 2012 Marjanha
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    What a wonderful movie. Have seen it twice and really loved it. My husband really liked it too. Russell Crowe and Cotillard were both great.

  • October 22, 2009 Ashanti
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    stars ~~~~~~~~>

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