A Mighty Wind
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The writing and directing team who created Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show turn their satiric eye toward the world of folk music in this sly mockumentary. Irving Steinbloom was one of the great behind-the-scenes figures of the folk music boom of the late '50s and early '60s, and helped to nurture the careers of three of the best known acts of the era. The Folksmen -- Mark Shubb (Harry Shearer), Alan Barrows (Christopher Guest), and Jerry Palter (Michael McKean) -- were an earnest folk trio who sang of America's noble past and the challenges of the future; they split up in the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is no shortage of performers with comic skills in A Mighty Wind. What's lacking instead is a visible premise for the satire and ridicule."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"While Guest never forgets to laugh, he never forgets to love either, embracing the very subject he is simultaneously throttling."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Guest lets the characters talk at length, obliviously revealing their own quirks and neuroses."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Ao substituir a acidez de seus filmes anteriores por um tom mais simpático aos personagens, Guest perde parte da graça - mas, ainda assim, consegue divertir bastante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"A hoot."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"One breathtaking moment of clarity between Eugene Levy's Mitch and Catherine O'Hara's Mickey gives way to an anticipated kiss during which you can practically sense the characters' hearts thumping and their fictional contemporaries rooting for them."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Where Guffman and Best found hilarious comedy in collisions of fractured personalities, Mighty Wind boasts only a few moments of inspired chaos."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"A Mighty Wind doesn't blow. But as satire, it doesn't sting much, either."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"You don't leave A Mighty Wind laughing so much as humming. Its dialogue may be improvised, but its music is well rehearsed."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek sendup."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Director Christopher Guest teams up recurring cast members from his past ensemble comedies ("This Is Spinal Tap," "Waiting For Guffman" and "Best In Show") for this immaculately executed comedy of folk music stereotypes."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"A witty, knee slapping hootenanny."
‑ Mark Sells, Oregon Herald
"Levy and O’Hara have a wonderful rapport developed from their days on SCTV..."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
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