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: April 16, 2003
DVD 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.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The performance that sticks is the one by Eugene Levy, whose work conveys a tenderness that momentarily slices through the satire.

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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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo.

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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.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek sendup.

Nick Rogers

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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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
Lenny Muggsy
What is going on? I reviewed this already. Folk the world brilliance.
Thomas Bowler
What it lacks in plot it makes up for in an abundance of laughs. Full review later.
Greg S
A mockumentary in which three retired folk groups, each with their own backstories, get together for a reunion concert to honor their dead producer. None of… More