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Based on 40 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    I've seen A Mighty Wind only twice so far. Maybe it is less fresh than "Guffman," more strained than "Best in Show." Who cares? It's still a gift from comedy heaven. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The picture gently caricatures the folk music scene with dozens of delicate brush strokes, creating a picture that's increasingly, gloriously funny -- as in entire lines of dialogue are lost because the audience's laughing so hard. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Like the first half of "Best in Show," the movie is so deadpan that sometimes you have to pinch yourself to realize how potently satirical it is. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I laughed myself silly through most of A Mighty Wind, and was pleasantly surprised when it took a turn toward genuine feeling near the end. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Funnier than his criticism of egos on the rampage is Guest's rare talent for double-edged satire that tweaks one convention by means of another. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The wheezy Mighty Wind can't blow out the candle of this group's first musical mockumentary, 1984's "This Is Spinal Tap." show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The triumph of A Mighty Wind is that it makes an audience love the sing-along catchiness of folk and still break up at its banalities. This tiny titan of a movie is a perfect melding of form and content. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The parody would be more memorable if it satirized a broader section of the folk-music scene instead of limiting itself to commercialized acts of the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul & Mary ilk. But it is as accurate as it is funny. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    A hilarious, pitch-perfect comedy. show more

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