A Mighty Wind
A Mighty Wind (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though not as uproariously funny as Guest's previous movies, A Mighty Wind is also more heartfelt.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

While Guest never forgets to laugh, he never forgets to love either, embracing the very subject he is simultaneously throttling.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A hoot.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

You don't leave A Mighty Wind laughing so much as humming. Its dialogue may be improvised, but its music is well rehearsed.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek sendup.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
Full confession alert: I'm not the biggest Christopher Guest fan; however, A Mighty Wind is maturely directed, heartfelt, and keenly observed. I never… More
Randy Tippy
Kooky but lovable mockumentary. In the same vein as <i>Best in Show</i> and <i>Waiting for Guffman</i>. Definitely the lesser of the… More
Spencer S.
Whenever I want to watch something light and comedic I either watch a Woody Allen or one of Christopher Guests' mockumentaries. This film is lacking… More
Anthony Lawrie
There is no denying that nobody (to date) does Mockumentary quite as well as Christopher Guest but A Mighty Wind suffers for the simple fact that when it's… More
Thomas Bowler
What it lacks in plot it makes up for in an abundance of laughs. Full review later.
Lenny Muggsy
What is going on? I reviewed this already. Folk the world brilliance.

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