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Red Obsession Reviews

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December 15, 2013
Some nice cinematography and pleasant talking heads help Red Obsession go down smooth, but this is more like a pamphlet than an actual movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2014
A lot of worthless talk about the greatness of Bordeaux takes too much away from the very few fascinating parts of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2013
The reliance on talking-head testimonials leaves a weak aftertaste.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2013
A film about obsession, about wine-mania, about people who live, breathe, eat, think, drink wine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 6, 2013
The movie raises legitimate concerns about the cultural and economic implications of status-minded overconsumption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2013
As much an examination of contemporary Chinese character, ambition and taste as it is of the Chateaux and wines of Bordeaux ... globe-trotting, hugely informative and thoroughly entertaining ... crafted with as much care as the wines we see onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 2, 2013
Offers the ins and outs of the world of wine as an implicit metaphor for art appreciation, from both aesthetic and financial standpoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2013
Who'd have thought a film combining red wine with economics could be so informative and entertaining? Red Obsession is one of the year's best documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 11, 2013
The film, which premiered at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival in New York, proves remarkably enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2013
[a] probing, fascinating documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2013
A concise portrait of not only the historic Bordeaux region of France, but also of the way its business has been impacted-for good and ill-by China's emergence as a superpower.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 26, 2014
Wine documentary examines China's consumption's contribution to runaway prices.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 10, 2013
Like a fine wine whose pleasures go far beyond its bouquet, the winding journey of this Australian co-production (with France, UK, China and Hong Kong) is long and far-reaching
August 10, 2013
There isn't a wine writer or wine maker of note who doesn't get a say about the traditional prestige of Bordeaux wines, especially the almighty Lafite and Margaux labels
August 20, 2013
The film isn't so much about wine but about the unstoppable rise of China as the world's next pace-setter...A very entertaining doc, regardless of whether you like a drop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 6, 2013
Sly, sometimes funny documentary version of Bottle Shock, with China playing the role of 1970s Napa as it creeps up to smack the snooty Old World wine snobs.
September 4, 2013
The doc affords us a look into a world rarely seen by the lumpenproletariat ...
September 26, 2013
Despite being a rather thin, by-the-books documentary that abruptly changes course at the halfway mark, Red Obsession tells a fascinating financial tale about the rise of "wine fever" in China.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 5, 2013
Red Obsession is informative, and entertainingly so, with its honeyed Russell Crowe narration and sweet tracking shots through sun-dappled vineyards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2013
This exceptional, visually and informationally rich doc reveals much beyond its ostensible theme.
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