Sideways Reviews

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February 3, 2005
A funny, heartfelt coming-of-middle-age story by, for, and about snobs.
February 2, 2005
it succeeds thanks to a screenplay steeped in humanity and a director with a gift for making ordinary Joes into extraordinary movie heroes.
February 1, 2005
Neither a bang nor a whimper, but a warm, engaging dialogue about things that matter, in words that must be said.
January 31, 2005
January 31, 2005
Un brindis completo por el amor, por la vida, por la madurez anhelada.
January 30, 2005
A knowingly-clever and downright-insulting movie that does little more than talk down to its audience.
January 29, 2005
The film is impressively directed throughout with Payne conveying Miles's drunken state through effective use of wobbly camerawork.
January 27, 2005
Like a fine novel, it has threads that tangle, bits that tingle, sections that make you laugh out loud and moments that reach deep down and touch you in the gut.
January 26, 2005
...humor is alloyed with pathos, and all the queasy-making muddled emotions that complicate the human heart.
January 25, 2005
Very funny and very sad, Sideways is smashing.
January 24, 2005
Payne's characters might have become caricatures, but he has too much affection for them--and too much respect for his audience--to allow them to be anything less than real.
January 23, 2005
It's a deceptively simple (at first), deep and thoughtful film.
January 21, 2005
... there is an underlying honesty... that manages to transcend a critic-friendly film and strike a chord about life.
January 19, 2005
More of a character study than anything else, but with characters as good as these, you really don't need much of a plot.
January 16, 2005
I've long been a fan of Thomas Haden Church...It's great to see him finally get his due, even as Paul Giamatti sucks up all the attention
January 16, 2005
Like a $3.00 bottle of wine -- it may taste fruity going down, but when it comes back up you'll realize it wasn't worth the Technicolor yawn (or the horrible migraine).
January 8, 2005
A quality film with near-perfect writing, marvelous acting and quite a few laughs thrown in.
January 8, 2005
This is a perfect movie. There are absolutely no false moments in any scene in this picture.
January 7, 2005
The comprehensive experience is full-bodied and satisfying.
January 6, 2005
The unforced humor arises from Payne's honest treatment of the characters.
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