Red Obsession
Red Obsession (2013)

Narrated by Russell Crowe, the film takes us on an extraordinary journey from Bordeaux to Beijing, from the passion and art of the vineyard to the notorious counterfeit wine markets of the Far East and into the homes of billionaire… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Despite being a rather thin, by-the-books documentary that abruptly changes course at the halfway mark, Red Obsession tells a fascinating financial tale about the rise of "wine fever" in China.

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Nicole Herrington
New York Times

The movie raises legitimate concerns about the cultural and economic implications of status-minded overconsumption.

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Christopher Campbell

A lot of worthless talk about the greatness of Bordeaux takes too much away from the very few fascinating parts of the story.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"Red Obsession" gains interest as it delineates how the production and sale of first-growth Bordeaux has become the biggest of businesses and how the Chinese may or may not fit into the picture.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

[a] probing, fascinating documentary

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Wine documentary examines China's consumption's contribution to runaway prices.

Sheila O'Malley

A film about obsession, about wine-mania, about people who live, breathe, eat, think, drink wine.

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Nick Schager
AV Club

A concise portrait of not only the historic Bordeaux region of France, but also of the way its business has been impacted-for good and ill-by China's emergence as a superpower.

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Simon Miraudo

Some nice cinematography and pleasant talking heads help Red Obsession go down smooth, but this is more like a pamphlet than an actual movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
An enlightening documentary that can be really absorbing, showing us the art involved in winemaking and how wine has been turning into an economic investment… More