Sideways
Sideways (2004)

A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score
96%
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User Score
78%



Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charming, thoughtful, and often funny, Sideways is a decidedly mature road trip comedy full of excellent performances.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Payne does know how to capture two kinds of male menopause. But I can't say he ever surprised me.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election

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David Ansen
Newsweek

Sideways stays resolutely life-size. And that, in this age of hype and hyperventilation, may be the most radical thing about it.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

This isn't the sort of road comedy we're used to seeing. Its humor is more likely to provoke smiles and light chuckles than guffaws.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent but explicit movie is not for kids.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Intelligent, funny and moving.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Much like Altman, Hal Ashby and Billy Wilder -- three filmmakers whose movies are celebrated for their naturalism, their humanism and their wicked, often merciless satire -- Payne makes films about ordinary people with their rumples and flaws left intact,

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

"Sideways" is about wine aged to perfection sipped by men who've aged to mediocrity - softer, hornier versions of Walter and The Dude. But Miles's brutal honesty is its soul. He's annoyingly, depressingly out there, but never fraudulent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
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Chris Weber
A very smart, poignant, well written film that is loaded with hilarity. I can't think of a better or more talented cast for a film about finding oneself… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Engaging, well-paced, and ultimately satisfying, Sideways is an enjoyable, well-acted comedy that features tender moments, strong writing, and subtle humor.
Daniel Perry
Here's my review from the first time I watched this: "I think I was too young for this one... maybe I'll try again during my own mid-life… More
Spencer S.
Humanistic, comedic, dark and bittersweet, Sideways is a film that is temporarily moving, and has certain staying power. It creates a fracas, as two best… More
familiar stranger
A delicious slice of entertainment. The acting and writing complement each other perfectly. The ending was kind of a let-upper, but except for it, I can't… More

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