A Good Year Reviews

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January 23, 2019
It's a film from which you'd expect the moon, the stars and the sun. What with an actor like Crowe and a director like Scott. Disappointingly, the talented duo gives you the most wishy-washy film of the year.
August 22, 2018
It's not so much A Good Year as A Good Yawn (if not A Full-on Nap).
April 24, 2009
Russell Crowe brings to bear his now-familiar acting tics in a not-so-tender romance by director Ridley Scott.
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.
March 22, 2007
Under the Tuscan Sun for men
December 30, 2006
December 1, 2006
This Gallic tourist-porn feels as stale as yesterday's baguette.
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.
November 16, 2006
Does not translate into a good film.
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.
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.
November 15, 2006
Alternately, you could do your laundry, which would be just as exciting and possibly more dramatic.
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.
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.
November 14, 2006
You can do worse than seeing a movie with gorgeous scenery, a predictable plot and sweet characters.
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.
November 13, 2006
Every Scott movie has worthwhile visual dazzle, but this is what happens when Hollywood giants lecture against the evils of wealth.
November 13, 2006
Too bad, really, because as changes of pace go this one should have been magnificent.
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.
November 13, 2006
Russell Crowe has many talents, but a gift for light comedy is not one of them.
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