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A Mighty Wind Reviews

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 29, 2003
A Mighty Wind looks like it wasn't a big challenge for Guest and his ensemble cast of mockumentary regulars. But if this is what [they] can accomplish on cruise control all the power to them.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 22, 2003
Tuned just right for a droll satire of the folk music scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 17, 2003
So low key it almost puts you to sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
May 16, 2003
There is no shortage of performers with comic skills in A Mighty Wind. What's lacking instead is a visible premise for the satire and ridicule.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 15, 2003
Rather bland through the first third, the second third picks up only a little bit, but that third third is sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 15, 2003
The most memorable moment is not a gag but a kiss, which -- surprisingly -- proves to be as sweet, moving and heartbreaking as any smooch seen onscreen in ages.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 14, 2003
It's not that A Mighty Wind isn't funny. It is. But it's also amazingly insubstantial. Five minutes after it's over, it begins to evaporate. And it doesn't help that Wind breaks (oh, come on, you couldn't have resisted either) no new ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 14, 2003
There is no more exact statement of Hippie Sell-Out than folk songs being used to sell constipation relief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
May 14, 2003
If you're going for a textbook "good" movie, this isn't it. But... I sure laughed a lot. And these days, that's good enough for me.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Collin Souter
May 14, 2003
Guest and company can always entertain, but they're even better at doing much, much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 13, 2003
The movie manages to be satiric and affectionate at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
May 13, 2003
A picture with moments of singular lunacy but overall regrettably little bite.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 13, 2003
"A Mighty Wind" is like a breath of fresh air.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2003
Deftly mixes equal parts hilarity, poignancy, and lively hootenanny gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
May 11, 2003
The predictably skimpy plot is only the skeleton upon which the talented core group of players can lay their fleshy and muscular comedy.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
May 11, 2003
A Mighty Wind succeeds at being witty and sincere like all of Guest's and Co's. previous efforts. This time, however, there is a layer of humanity on the power of innocence that makes this film unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
Film Threat
May 11, 2003
The characters in A Mighty Wind are annoying, petty, pathetic, neurotic... and downright charming.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 10, 2003
A Mighty Wind doesn't blow. But it fails to conjure the type of comedic hurricane that fans of Guest anticipate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
May 10, 2003
Viciously creative.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Eric D. Snider
May 10, 2003
It allows for a little tenderness blended in amidst the outrageous non-sequiturs and gut-busting one-liners. It is a film with heart as well as wit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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