Bottle Shock Reviews

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January 27, 2020
[A]necdotally interesting, but artistically underwhelming.
November 7, 2019
[K]ick back and relax and take a sip of BOTTLE SHOCK. It will linger on your palette long after the curtain falls.
October 31, 2019
[A] film that acknowledges the passion, dedication and commitment of those owner/growers who keep our wine cellars, cupboards and fridges stocked and, to that end, it's worth a tipple.
July 3, 2019
Bottle Shock is an entertaining, albeit unremarkable film.
August 21, 2017
Bottle Shock is a shameless grab at the yuppie audience that flocked to the similarly themed Sideways.
November 18, 2011
December 24, 2009
With much loving, longing gazing at the Napa Valley landscape, it's awfully good-looking, if you can discount the high-waisted bell-bottoms and the homely yellow AMC Gremlin that wheezes into scenes every once in a while.
August 14, 2009
It doesn't exactly come off as boxed wine to the top-shelf sensibilities of Sideways, but there's not enough story or heart for it to capture the same lightning in a bottle.
April 10, 2009
As a rather strenuous attempt at a feel-good movie, Bottle Shock falls a long way short of the mark.
April 3, 2009
It's not in the same league as Sideways but it has a fragrant sense of the beauty of wine and winemaking, not just the drinking.
March 28, 2009
Bottle Shock is one of those cockle-warming, feel-good underdog films in the tradition of Strictly Ballroom. Only in this case Scott and Fran are, respectively, a Chardonnay with tangerine undertones, and a Cabernet Merlot blend.
March 27, 2009
Predictable in its moves, it's engaging enough, though it has nowhere near the characterisation, say, of Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church in Sideways.
March 27, 2009
Predictable, corny, schmaltzy, inane, unfunny, flat, sentimental and utterly fatuous. Most of the acting is bad, and none of the characters are interesting. Watching it is about as culturally rewarding as actually getting drunk, and less fun.
March 27, 2009
In the same way Good Night And Good Luck sends you hurtling for whisky and a Malboro, and Sideways prompts a pining for pinot noir, Bottle Shock will have you craving a chilled glass of Californian chardonnay.
March 27, 2009
Rickman is priceless as the self-parodying wine snob, stealing every scene he is in by continually pulling the rug from under himself.
March 27, 2009
It's a triumph of the underdog film, but what it does have is a simply delicious performance by Alan Rickman, who does resigned disdain like no one else on screen.
March 20, 2009
It's easy to take, enjoyable and escapist, and while it celebrates Californian wine making, it doesn't disparage the French.
March 20, 2009
. Like the chardonnay at the heart of the story, Bottle Shock is light with good body and plenty of flavour. It's also uplifting and amusing. In short, it makes you feel good.
March 19, 2009
Alan Rickman plays the British wine expert who sponsors the test and is at his most comically feline. It's a great film about passion, eccentricity, families and... wine
March 19, 2009
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