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Mondovino Reviews

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June 3, 2005
Nossiter's unimposing style likely landed him many interviews with skittish wine scions, but in the editing room, the gentleness translates into lack of clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2005
For wine enthusiasts curious about this quiet battle being waged internationally, Mondovino is an eye-opening, thirst-inducing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 2, 2005
There's no question where filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter's sympathy lies, but he makes his case leisurely, without hysteria and with much playful screen time devoted to the various interviewees' pet dogs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2005
It quickly becomes clear Mondovino is about more than the wine business. The points Nossiter makes ... can be applied to other endeavors.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 31, 2005
The documentary is on the long side but it's fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 27, 2005
It would work beautifully as a the non-fiction backstory to Sideways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 27, 2005
Aside from some wacky, hand-held wavering goings-on with the camera, Mondovino is really interesting to look at, amusing, smart and already causing a huge furor in the wine world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 27, 2005
If you surrender to its quirky, jerky style and stop straining to find a single narrative line, Mondovino offers much to savour.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 26, 2005
It is entertaining to watch people get worked up about how oaky and merlot-influenced the world's wines are becoming. But Nossiter gets confused about the sort of movie he's making.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2005
Nossiter's low-key style has a quaintness all its own. The last thing anyone would accuse him of is selling out to corporate interests.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 21, 2005
Mondovino isn't as much fun to watch as Sideways, and after a while it begins to sound like a commercial for Mondavi, but love for the product still shines through.
May 20, 2005
Often feels like a leisurely tour of the feudal feuds of snobs. Now, someone pass the two-buck Chuck.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2005
A picnic wine, if you will -- more conversation-starter than collector's item.
May 13, 2005
The best advice is to relax and let the film spread out on the palate, like one of the wines it so mouth-wateringly depicts.
May 13, 2005
A fascinating, thirst-inspiring, thought-provoking journey.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 12, 2005
A fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2005
It's such a knowledgeable work and so pleasantly obsessed with its subject that it will interest even audiences whose attraction to wine is only casual.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2005
A clever if overlong argument against globalization.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2005
It's informative but not very entertaining -- unless you stay up nights worrying about the globalization of the wine industry, that is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2005
Informative, apparently exhaustive and more than a little repetitive, the film undoubtedly has more to offer oenophiles than those of us with a more casual interest in the grape.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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