Bottle Shock Reviews

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November 18, 2011
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 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.
October 18, 2008
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
Rickman adds a welcome astringency.
August 15, 2008
Bottle Shock is... utterly charming.
August 15, 2008
Unfortunately, Miller can't decide whether he's doing a relationship movie or one about the intrigue of world-class winemaking. Mingling the two left me with a somewhat sour aftertaste.
August 15, 2008
Comedy and drama are nicely balanced in this mostly true tale.
August 14, 2008
Its heart is so in the right place and its tableau so appealing that it's easy to come away from this sweet, scrappy film with a nice little buzz.
August 14, 2008
The movie provides Pullman with a lead role, which is something you can raise a glass to. But as for the rest of it? Sorry, but I'll have a Diet Coke instead.
August 11, 2008
The politics of making wine is a great subject for a movie, but this clunker doesn't do it justice; Bottle Shock is broad and coy where it needs to be smart.
August 8, 2008
Irritating in its failures and clumsy in its successes.
August 8, 2008
A winning cast and a magnum's worth of subplots make Bottle Shock extremely watchable, perhaps a bit fruity, with grace notes of leather, oak and no ham.
August 8, 2008
More enthusiastic than genuinely entertaining.
August 7, 2008
The film is based on fact, but its texture is such that even the true bits feel trumped-up, and the fictional components add only the phoniest sort of conflict.
August 7, 2008
Why did I feel such affection for this scruffy, hokey little movie? Maybe it's the same logic that applies to wine-drinking itself: Sure, a great claret would be ideal, but an OK ros is better than washing down your dinner with water.
August 7, 2008
Pullman almost single-handedly transforms Bottle Shock into a stirring fanfare for the common American entrepreneur.
August 7, 2008
Bottle Shock is something special: there's magic in it.
August 6, 2008
Whatta movie: booze, unhappy French people, Alan Rickman and really cool pickup trucks.
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