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Sideways Reviews

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November 28, 2004
The most overrated movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2012
Payne does know how to capture two kinds of male menopause. But I can't say he ever surprised me.
January 30, 2005
A knowingly-clever and downright-insulting movie that does little more than talk down to its audience.
| Original Score: 15/100
November 14, 2004
It is, in almost every way, less than it could or should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 29, 2004
plodding, standoffish and seriously overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2004
Payne abandons his biting eye for satire with this uninspired and mean road picture. Makes one long for a car drive with Mr. McAllister and Warren Schmidt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
October 19, 2004
Makes you feel like you're trapped at dinner with a wiseass who's trying to convince you what a sensitive guy he is.
July 5, 2005
Sideways is a darkly comical and courageous journey of two ordinary middle-aged men whose only aspirations are to move forward in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2004
No one understands the plight of the middle-aged white guy like Alexander Payne.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2004
Payne has made a movie for the same sorts of people, one with body and 'nose' and character that movie lovers will savor long after the credits have rolled.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 26, 2005
...humor is alloyed with pathos, and all the queasy-making muddled emotions that complicate the human heart.
Read More | Original Score: A
October 29, 2004
At the end of the movie we feel like seeing it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 19, 2004
The characters in Sideways are better developed than those in the earlier films, the poignancy is just as forceful as it was in About Schmidt, and the comedy is slightly better integrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2004
With each new film, Payne and Taylor plane the edges of their wit. Yet this growing maturity merely buffs their work; it's not dulled one bit.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 4, 2005
Richer, headier, and more complex, just like a fine wine. Among multiplexes filled with the movie equivalent of generic brand cola, this is a rare movie for grown-ups.
Read More | Original Score: A-
December 28, 2010
Excellent but explicit movie is not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2004
The Miles character is a glorious, multifaceted diamond prism of painful humanity, filled out by Giamatti's immersive acting and the unflashy, close-cutting writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: A
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