• PG-13, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Ridley Scott
    In Theaters:
    Nov 10, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 27, 2007
  • 20th Century Fox

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A Good Year Reviews

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Close your eyes. And now imagine the whole thing re-cast and shot by Stanley Donen back in, say, 1962, with Cary Grant and Leslie Caron.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2006
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A Good Year, an innocuous, feel-good movie that reunites Russell Crowe with the director Ridley Scott, is a three-P movie: pleasant, pretty and predictable. One might add piddling.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

November 10, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A Good Year may not be vintage stuff, but it goes down fairly smoothly.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 10, 2006
Mary-Liz Shaw
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Movies with predictable arcs rise or fall on their cinematic moments. Fortunately, there are several in A Good Year.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A Good Year is never less than visually ravishing, its warm, inviting vistas of the French countryside and its unhurried, pleasant vibe putting the viewer in the same frame of mind as Max.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2006
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

One suspects it was a lot more fun to make this movie than it is to watch it.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies

Ridley Scott's obvious love affair with sunny and sensual Provence ultimately makes A Good Year worth watching.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A Good Year builds so much fairy-tale contrivance with such boisterous high spirits that it's exhausting to keep feeling good about feeling good.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A Good Year is a chance for Crowe and his Gladiator director Ridley Scott to slow down and appreciate the good things, like beautiful women, good wine and a country home in France.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Russell Crowe would appear to mix with light comedy about the same way oil mixes with water. Which is to say, not at all.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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The comedy A Good Year provides a good excuse for insisting that actors and directors are better off playing to their strong suits.

| Original Score: C-

November 10, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Full of pretentious grape-droppings on how wine is like life, only tastier and with a bolder finish, A Good Year is at best elusive to the palate. At worst, it's a bad pressing of a vintage that has no reisling to exist.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

A Good Year is the story of a jerk in an expensive suit who inherits a French chateau and, after a few transformative weeks under the Provenšal sun, becomes a jerk in a ratty bathrobe.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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A pleasant jaunt through one of the most beautiful places on the planet -- encased in a story that ends up making you feel that all is right with the world.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A shamelessly enjoyable retread, an ode to la belle vie that has been well turned on a factory spindle.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A Good Year feels as if it takes a year to watch, and not a very good year at that.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2006

It's an amiable picture, and witty in parts; but it never goes anywhere you don't expect it to, and after a while you may start to lose enthusiasm for going along with it.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2006
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

Is it good for those Gladiator dudes Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe to team up again for a romantic comedy about winemaking in the South of France? Perhaps not, but it's a nice try.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

an aggressively mellow comedy that shows off the bucolic beauty of Provence, extolls the virtues of country living and then bellows 'Relax -- right now!' at the viewer.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 2/4

November 10, 2006
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