Sour Grapes Reviews

March 21, 2019
In wine, human greed found an unregulated commodity and a means of garnering huge returns. It also paved the way for opportunists to abuse the system for their own gain.
February 19, 2019
Sour Grapes is an absorbing documentary that feels like a drama as the story unravels.
August 9, 2018
For two documentary film directors to shy away from probing into major international crime and corruption leaves this, at base, more than a little sour.
April 30, 2017
Reuben Atlas and Jerry Rothwell's documentary Sour Grapes traces a massive fraud where one connoisseur's con may just have tainted an entire liquid market.
December 28, 2016
Sour Grapes is a tasty wine documentary with a hint of impertinence.
December 28, 2016
The result is a sparkling, cheeky delight.
November 9, 2016
An artful piece of schadenfreude, in which the uniquely obnoxious, wine-swirling rich are bamboozled, embarrassed and jailed.
October 10, 2016
Sour Grapes tells how wine stopped being a drink and became a tradable commodity in the madness of bull markets.
September 18, 2016
It's an extraordinary story, but although the crime and its fallout are rigorously dissected, Kurniawan remains a frustratingly elusive character throughout.
September 16, 2016
More intriguing than expected, and you'll be gasping for a glass of red afterwards.
September 15, 2016
A full-bodied, highly quaffable documentary.
September 15, 2016
This heady and very entertaining documentary is the cautionary tale of a con artist who tricked wine experts into spending fortunes on rare vintages which weren't at all what they seemed.
September 15, 2016
[A] highly entertaining documentary ...
September 13, 2016
A corking story, told with a good amount of sparkle.
September 1, 2016
A fascinating, if not whole satisfying forensic examination of a seemingly unbelievable fraud.
August 12, 2016
This breezy doc about a remarkable con inside the rare-wine market raises worthwhile questions about authenticity.
June 14, 2016
Rothwell and Atlas are smart enough to realise they have a great story on their hands and run with it, playing their cards with aplomb, knowing just the right of information to feed the viewer and just what to withhold for maximum impact.
May 27, 2016
It's a ripping yarn well-told, about a world of greed, grapes and bleep-you money.
May 27, 2016
[A] highly entertaining stranger-than-fiction saga.
May 26, 2016
It's still a fascinating journey, and the directors save some of the most shocking details until the end. At which point you'll realize that when you thought you were drinking deeply of the tale, it turns out what you had so far was merely a taste.