A Good Year
A Good Year (2006)

London-based investment expert Max Skinner moves to Provence to sell a small vineyard he has inherited from his late uncle. Max reluctantly settles into what ultimately becomes an intoxicating new chapter in his life, as he comes to realize… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 10, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Good Year is a fine example of a top-notch director and actor out of their elements, in a sappy romantic comedy lacking in charm and humor.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Russell Crowe has many talents, but a gift for light comedy is not one of them.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

On a rainy day, A Good Year may be welcome fantasy; the question is whether anyone will remember it after the clouds have parted.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Predictable but pleasant movie for teens and up.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

There are some pretty funny things in there.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Cole Smithey

Russell Crowe brings to bear his now-familiar acting tics in a not-so-tender romance by director Ridley Scott.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Crowe, a superb dramatic actor, is congenitally incapable of humour, especially when he tries slapstick.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

The overall effect is one of a sumptuously laid table where the main course is overcooked.

Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

[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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A Good Year is a perfectly enjoyable Sunday afternoon-type movie and an interesting departure for Hollywood heavyweights Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe. Crowe… More
♥Robyn M♥
"Pardon my lips. They find joy in the most unusual places." Russell Crowe as Max Skinner, a hardened English businessman, who finds his heart being… More
Kevin M. Williams
Altho well made and scripted, with an A-list cast to boot, and Ridley Scott's sublime direction, there's nothing fresh in this generic romcom, making… More
Daniel Mumby
All good directors make at least one really bad film, and considering how quickly Ridley Scott works these days, it was bound to happen sooner or later. After… More
Sanjay Rema
It's a Romantic-Comedy that fails in the romance and comedy department. The story is oddly paced and Crowe seems a little lost trying to play a character… More
Wildaly M
Nothing special here. It was nice to see Crowe in a different role but there was nothing new here. I think I've seen this kind of movie like 5 other times.… More