Bottle Shock Reviews

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August 21, 2017
Bottle Shock is a shameless grab at the yuppie audience that flocked to the similarly themed Sideways.
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.
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 19, 2009
January 31, 2009
What this film needed was a whole lot more scenes with the good actors and lot less scenes of those Ken and Barbie Doll types.
November 10, 2008
You can enjoy the mild bouquet of Bottle Shock as pleasantly sparkling, but it could have been plummier. Rickman sends up a full-bodied sneering British snob.
October 22, 2008
In light of all its swooping and swishing helicopter shots of the sun-dappled Napa Valley, [it] might as well have been photographed from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
September 5, 2008
Flat, musty and with a hint of flopsweat.
September 2, 2008
I was slightly involved towards the end, but the story's constant shift in focus made it hard for me to care through most of it
August 29, 2008
It might have worked better as a documentary, or better yet a paragraph on Wikipedia.
August 29, 2008
Bottle Shock feels more like an excuse to exercise the most familiar of screenwriting formulas than to explore the origins of California's booming wine industry.
August 27, 2008
It's is like that bottle of wine that makes you feel like you paid too much for what you got.
August 25, 2008
'I detect bacon fat, laced with honey melon,' says a wine lover played by Dennis Farina. Moviegoers are more likely to detect corn, with a bit of ham.
August 24, 2008
Though this film may be based on a true story, it comes off as a collection of cliches peopled by characters straight out of central casting.
August 22, 2008
The people who made Bottle Shock obviously love their wine. They're not that crazy about the French. And they are firm believers in the screenwriting rule of leaving no underdog-formula clich unused.
August 22, 2008
Frankly, the droll Rickman is the most watchable thing about the movie. A subplot dealing with Bo's wine-savvy buddy (Freddy Rodriguez) has its moments, too, but isn't given enough time to come to its fruition.
August 21, 2008
Verdict: Chewy, ripe and rounded almost to the point of flabbiness, it finishes rather cleanly; less satisfying is the fragrant bouquet, which contains notes of corn and all-wet underdog.
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