Mondovino (2005)

Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter focuses his camera on the international wine trade, traveling to France, California, Italy and New York and speaking with winemakers both great and small. While old-timer Aime Guibert, of tiny Mas de… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Informative but lengthy behind-the-scenes look at the politics of modern winemaking.

Peter Debruge
Miami Herald

The movie runs an exhausting 131 minutes and reveals nothing that couldn't better be expressed with a 10-page story in Vanity Fair.

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Manuel Mendoza
Dallas Morning News

For wine enthusiasts curious about this quiet battle being waged internationally, Mondovino is an eye-opening, thirst-inducing experience.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Usando o vinho como uma metáfora para a perda da individualidade no mundo moderno, Nossiter cria um filme fascinante que traz uma galeria de personagens interessantes em um relevante confronto em torno de suas visões de mundo diametralmente opostas.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For wine-loving filmgoers willing to lavish it, and to forgive the film its excesses, it offers refreshment and reward.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It quickly becomes clear Mondovino is about more than the wine business. The points Nossiter makes ... can be applied to other endeavors.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Overly long and literally unfocused documentary about the wine industry.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Nossiter's unimposing style likely landed him many interviews with skittish wine scions, but in the editing room, the gentleness translates into lack of clarity.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It would work beautifully as a the non-fiction backstory to Sideways.

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Louis Proyect

Brilliant critique of "Napa-ization" of the wine industry.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Emily Armstrong
I didn't find this film as engaging as it could have been. The thing I find most memorable about this film was the utterly atrocious camerawork and the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Mondovino" is a documentary about the global wine industry, specifically about the Mondavi vineyards' attempts to expand… More
John Ballantine
Very entertaining documentary on the wine industry. Here we see alcohol's royalty. I have always been fascinated to learn of the Mondavi family in… More