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Gladiator duo Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe re-team for this adaptation of author Peter Mayle's best-selling novel about a London-based investment banker who relocates to Provence in hopes of selling a small vineyard he has inherited from his recently deceased uncle. As a child, Max Skinner (Freddie Highmore) was taught to appreciate the finer things in life while wandering the vineyard estate of his sophisticated uncle Henry (Albert Finney). Life has a strange way or turning out how you least expect it to though, and 25 years later, Max (Russell Crowe) is now a prosperous moneyman… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Russell Crowe has many talents, but a gift for light comedy is not one of them."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"On a rainy day, A Good Year may be welcome fantasy; the question is whether anyone will remember it after the clouds have parted."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Predictable but pleasant movie for teens and up."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"Under the Tuscan Sun for men"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"'Look Homeward, Gladiator' hints at new dimensions of warmth and heart in Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. They're not there yet, but they're headed in the right direction."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"There are some pretty funny things in there."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Despite some stunning visuals and a lot of nice moments, the finished product feels like the work of an actor and director who are out of their element."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Russell Crowe brings to bear his now-familiar acting tics in a not-so-tender romance by director Ridley Scott."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Crowe has located his funnybone again in a conventional but engaging romantic comedy ..."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"It's so goddamned cute you almost want to puke, but you don't. This is the most charming movie of the year, and it comes within an inch of being too sweet to stand, but it doesn't get there."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Crowe, a superb dramatic actor, is congenitally incapable of humour, especially when he tries slapstick."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The overall effect is one of a sumptuously laid table where the main course is overcooked."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Russel Crowe's] supply of quips and pratfalls is inexhaustible, even when he's trapped at the bottom of a swimming pool surrounded by peat and dry leaves. Alas, he escapes."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"This Gallic tourist-porn feels as stale as yesterday's baguette."
‑ Erica Abeel, Film Journal International
"Does not translate into a good film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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