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½ April 16, 2018
one of the more heartfelt mockumentaries of the music industry in the tradition of 'Spinal Tap' and 'Pop Star'
a collection of great actors playing fake country singers taking their love and passion of music seriously but also with great care
I just didn't get a lot out of the whole thing to be honest
there is a lot of talking interviews, a few laughs if not many and some nicely performed songs
I expected it to be a tad better and more hard-hitting
½ July 16, 2017
Some good stuff here.
March 20, 2017
Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy continue to produce more enjoyably oddball comedy as well as a host of more fleshed-out characters that is the whole reason the film works beside the writing. Brilliant in-jokes such as Guest, McKean & Shearer (Spinal Tap), reforming as a three-piece country music group & as usual Fred Willard's insanely comic cameo, this is definitely Levy's best work when he's not appearing in such fodder as 'American Pie VII'.
½ March 8, 2017
It's so funny that you almost forget that it's also brilliant.
½ August 29, 2016
Even though the format is very similar to previous entries in the series, A Mighty Wind still brings its own to the table, with hilarious humour - and genuinely pleasant message. The music is solid and catchy, the cast is pitch-perfect as before, and the comedy is once again on fire.
Verdict: A-
½ July 22, 2016
Funny and lovely. This should definitely be considered a classic. I feared the music would be annoying, but instead it was delightful, while still room for plenty of parody.
July 22, 2016
Another solid effort by the Christopher Guest crew.
May 2, 2016
Highly rated comedies are not something you come over every day. This seemed like a good flick, a mockumentary about folk music. We follow a family as they try to get some bands together for a memorial gig for a recently deceased consert promoter. Many faces on screen but the fun is rearly present. It's too dull, too simple. For instance they throw in a dude in drag that sing with a man voice. That's not very funny.

I never like the music, I never feel the story. I was quite bored. One of few hights here are all the known faces that I have seen in random films and series on other occasions. Some of them deliver, Eugene Levy best of them all. Possibly made for an older audience or something, I certainly found little joy here.

4 out of 10 banjos.
Super Reviewer
April 2, 2016
Christopher Guest's masterpiece. You get the sense that while he's mocking elements of the folk music scene, he ultimately loves the genre and these characters. Everything with Mitch and Mickey is so perfect I can't help but get moved to tears.
½ February 18, 2016
This a bunch of talented comedians, including the Spinal Tap cast, having a pop at folkies. Done in documentary style, it's a pretty funny film. One that I think you would get more out of each time you watch it. Quite underrated.
June 29, 2015
Fun watch with dead pan humor,not up to Guffman or best in Show but still funny.
March 11, 2015
My second favorite Mockumentaries !
January 29, 2015
There's enough hilarity to overcome the lack of plot, and some great comedic performances as well. Full review later.
October 22, 2014
Interesting entry in Guest's improvised movies. The music is terrific, however there is a dramatic weight that detracts from the comedy. The whole Mitch and Mickey plot becomes heartbreaking rather than humorous.
September 12, 2014
Just not that interested in this movie. :(
September 9, 2014
This is the third Christopher Guest movie I have seen and I am just enjoying them all. It isn't as good as Best in Show but I just love that he uses the same cast. O'Hara, Shearer, Levy, Lynch, and Willard are all great. The musical numbers are great especially the title track "A Mighty Wind"
September 6, 2014
July 17, 2014
This is a perfect example of a movie which isn't quite a success , through little fault of its own. The bar has been set so high by Spinal Tap, Guffman and Best in Show that the pantheon can't be reached. This movie is funny at times and surprisingly sweet, but its just too mild a chili. It has some standout moments, its definitely worth seeing, but it isn't to the level of its predecessors.
June 23, 2014
not particularly funny but has its moments
½ April 20, 2014
Boooooring. I was expecting at least a few laughs but it didn't happen. My grandmother might have enjoyed it but I think she would have enjoyed the nap she undoubtedly would have taken even more.
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