A Mighty Wind Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
One breathtaking moment of clarity between Eugene Levy's Mitch and Catherine O'Hara's Mickey gives way to an anticipated kiss during which you can practically sense the characters' hearts thumping and their fictional contemporaries rooting for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 18, 2009
Director Christopher Guest teams up recurring cast members from his past ensemble comedies ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Waiting For Guffman" and "Best In Show") for this immaculately executed comedy of folk music stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 18, 2008
Guest lets the characters talk at length, obliviously revealing their own quirks and neuroses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Where Guffman and Best found hilarious comedy in collisions of fractured personalities, Mighty Wind boasts only a few moments of inspired chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
A witty, knee slapping hootenanny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 6, 2004
Ao substituir a acidez de seus filmes anteriores por um tom mais simpático aos personagens, Guest perde parte da graça - mas, ainda assim, consegue divertir bastante.
| Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
A Mighty Wind doesn't blow. But as satire, it doesn't sting much, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 18, 2004
Levy and O’Hara have a wonderful rapport developed from their days on SCTV...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
A Mighty Wind might look like a PBS documentary shown during pledge month, but it's actually one of the brightest comedies we're likely to see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
A Mighty Wind is a decent comedy, but it's also A Teeny Bland.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 15, 2003
Without a familiarity with its characters, the movie plays out more like what it is ... than what it pretends to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 27, 2003
The humour is very dry, only occasionally absurd, and always extremely close to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 25, 2003
Guest manages to create a movie that is funny and somehow more touching and heartfelt than his earlier work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 23, 2003
...the movie never makes fun of its subject, but pokes gentle fun at some of the more eccentric folk involved in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 16, 2003
The film is merciless as it takes sharp aim with smooth, subtle style at many of the celebrity affectations that have been given a pass for too long now.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
There are fewer laugh-out-loud moments than in Guest's previous efforts, but the lost laughs are traded for a greater-than-expected amount of poignancy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
July 29, 2003
After his previous windows on the absurd ... A Mighty Wind proves that Guest has turned parody into an art form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
June 16, 2003
Though it may not be Guest et al's best effort to date, it's definitely not a shabby one. Fans of the troupe's odd humor and scathingly accurate caricatures will find much to be pleased about here
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 29, 2003
A Mighty Wind looks like it wasn't a big challenge for Guest and his ensemble cast of mockumentary regulars. But if this is what [they] can accomplish on cruise control all the power to them.
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