Bottle Shock Reviews

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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.
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.
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
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
February 1, 2009
Alan Rickman is one of my favorite actors, and I wanted to see Bottle Shock if only for his performance. Rickman's performance is great as usual, and Bottle Shock, despite some contrivance, is a very entertaining movie.
October 18, 2008
October 1, 2008
One of the year's most entertaining films.
September 4, 2008
It's such a rewarding movie going experience it's tempting to trot out all the adjectives generally used to describe a good wine. Not being a connoisseur I'll just say that it left me with a very pleasant buzz.
August 27, 2008
There's also Alan Rickman as Steven Spurrier -- and when he's on-screen, all is right with this movie and the world.
August 22, 2008
Rickman adds a welcome astringency.
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