A Good Year - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Good Year Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Predictable but pleasant movie for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
Russell Crowe brings to bear his now-familiar acting tics in a not-so-tender romance by director Ridley Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine
June 8, 2008
[Russel Crowe's] supply of quips and pratfalls is inexhaustible, even when he's trapped at the bottom of a swimming pool surrounded by peat and dry leaves. Alas, he escapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 22, 2007
Under the Tuscan Sun for men
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
December 30, 2006
Forget that this is a film about a man's epiphany about what's important in life, and enjoy it for its lighthearted moments, slapstick comedy, but most of all its divine locations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
December 7, 2006
Crowe has located his funnybone again in a conventional but engaging romantic comedy ...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
This Gallic tourist-porn feels as stale as yesterday's baguette.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 24, 2006
'Look Homeward, Gladiator' hints at new dimensions of warmth and heart in Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. They're not there yet, but they're headed in the right direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 18, 2006
It's so goddamned cute you almost want to puke, but you don't. This is the most charming movie of the year, and it comes within an inch of being too sweet to stand, but it doesn't get there.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 16, 2006
Does not translate into a good film.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 15, 2006
The course A Good Year takes feels like it's on rails: there's only one possible destination and only one way to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 15, 2006
Scott's film is like a reproduction of things he's seen in romantic comedies over the years with no idea why they're there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
November 15, 2006
Alternately, you could do your laundry, which would be just as exciting and possibly more dramatic.
| Original Score: C-
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 14, 2006
A leaden attempt at an upbeat romp from the downcast, feel-bad tag team of actor Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott, the movie is like hearing a knock-knock joke told by a mortician.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 14, 2006
They [director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe] may have had a good time making the film, but I can't say I did while watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 14, 2006
You can do worse than seeing a movie with gorgeous scenery, a predictable plot and sweet characters.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Scott Warren
Premiere Magazine
November 14, 2006
Provence looks like a lovely place to visit and Mr. Scott deserves his rest now and then, but let's hope he gets back to darker work soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 13, 2006
Every Scott movie has worthwhile visual dazzle, but this is what happens when Hollywood giants lecture against the evils of wealth.
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Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 13, 2006
Russell Crowe trying to twinkle may not be the most unsettling thing on the big screen this season, but it's up there.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 13, 2006
Russell Crowe has many talents, but a gift for light comedy is not one of them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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