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Mondovino Reviews

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 25, 2009
Usando o vinho como uma metáfora para a perda da individualidade no mundo moderno, Nossiter cria um filme fascinante que traz uma galeria de personagens interessantes em um relevante confronto em torno de suas visões de mundo diametralmente opostas.
| Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 25, 2006
Brilliant critique of "Napa-ization" of the wine industry.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 9, 2005
Engaging doco that touches on fraudulent practices, politics, personalities and poisonous relations in a well paced affair that covers much ground
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
August 18, 2005
This look at globalization through rosé-tinted glasses is a poignant, whimsical magnum opus. . . . a vital, sobering nightcap to Gleaners and I and Sideways.
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
August 9, 2005
Mondovino is not a movie that swirls some wine around in a glass and admires the color and praises the bouquet and speaks of the wine's 'complexity' and uses the whole experience as some kind of rarefied metaphor for middle-aged angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

TV Guide
July 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 7, 2005
At the core of this film is a great story and plenty of wine lessons worth learning -- even for heathen palates.
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 6, 2005
Nossiter makes the evolving wine business into a pointed metaphor for the entire globalized economy, and the opportunities and hazards that come with it.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
June 24, 2005
Mondovino is rich and deep, with flavors and textures that reveal themselves from start to finish. Like the wines it celebrates, this is a movie to be savored.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Kathy Flanigan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 24, 2005
It's so complex that it's hard to figure out exactly what he's trying to say, but it goes down pretty well.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 17, 2005
Only a true wine connoisseur will be able to get all it has to offer; but as a microcosm of the larger dangers of globalization it may appeal to a wider audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
June 10, 2005
An insightful, informative cinematic wine tasting, though it's overly long at 131 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 3, 2005
For wine-loving filmgoers willing to lavish it, and to forgive the film its excesses, it offers refreshment and reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Manuel Mendoza
Dallas Morning News
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+
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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
Top Critic
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
| Original Score: B
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
May 31, 2005
The documentary is on the long side but it's fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 27, 2005
It would work beautifully as a the non-fiction backstory to Sideways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Powers
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic

AV Club
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
September 16, 2005
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2005

Guardian
December 11, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 11, 2004
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