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Sideways Reviews

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September 26, 2017
A beautiful little chamber dramedy about four sharply-drawn characters played with a very lovely mixture of nuance and showmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2013
Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 28, 2010
Excellent but explicit movie is not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2010
"Sideways" is about wine aged to perfection sipped by men who've aged to mediocrity - softer, hornier versions of Walter and The Dude. But Miles's brutal honesty is its soul. He's annoyingly, depressingly out there, but never fraudulent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 3, 2010
Giamatti handily raises what could've been a pedestrian road trip romance into the stratosphere of a world-class character study
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2009
A very memorable slice of life.
October 18, 2008
This wonderfully satisfying study in human nature is funny and sad and profoundly entertaining from start to finish.
November 1, 2007
Sideways stays resolutely life-size. And that, in this age of hype and hyperventilation, may be the most radical thing about it.
September 7, 2007
Sideways is the first of Payne's films in which we have the chance to really care for the characters; he reins in his harsh satire better than before.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2007
No one does quivering-on-the-edge-of-depression quite like Paul Giamatti.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2007
This one's like to appeal greatly to the 30-40 somethings that are getting more and more into bourgeois sports such as yachting, polo or wine tasting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 11, 2006
The year's second best movie about broken and lonely people (after Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 27, 2006
In Payne's overarching triumph, Sideways is a sensitive, to the point of disturbing, expose of that can blossom with that high school hallway sweetness even in the withered garden of midlife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 10, 2006
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2006
Brilliantly observed characters are becoming second nature to Payne and Taylor, and the performances here are uniformly terrific. This is wonderful, original stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2006
A study of friendship, disappointment and self-deception, Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne, has at its centre the most leisurely of bachelor parties: it's a road movie that stops off at vineyards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2005
Maya is a perfect fit for Madsen, smart, sexy, down-to-earth, vividly alive just beneath a placid surface.
July 25, 2005
...a leisurely paced film about introspection, neurosis and finding tranquility.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 6, 2005
Sideways is non-mainstream pretentiousness done right
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
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