(2004)

Critic Reviews

67

Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Entertainment Weekly
The highest praise I can give to Mondovino is that it makes you want to sample every vintage it shows you.
75
Despite its visual restlessness and its dogs, Mondovino is a fascinating film.
75
If "Sideways" made you curious about vino, this fierce, funny and challenging doc opens up a world worth debating.
75
Chicago Tribune
It's such a knowledgeable work and so pleasantly obsessed with its subject that it will interest even audiences whose attraction to wine is only casual.
75
The real subject, though, is how globalization fosters a homogeneous, "same-old-stuff" conformity that molds almost everything on the planet into an ever-shrinking number of shapes, sizes, and varieties.
75
New York Post
An intoxicating attack on the homogenization of wines around the world - a "Fahrenheit 9/11" for the oneophile set.
75
Premiere
The film's ambitiously eye-opening hypothesis, colorful characters, genuine compassion, and unexpected humor will make for a great vintage in years to come.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A sprawling personal journey, filled with an array of fascinating characters, through the world of wine.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
An insightful and affectionate glimpse into the behind-the-scenes struggles of modern-day winemaking.
63
New York Daily News
If you have a serious interest in wine and the ­patience for this kind of rangy, undisciplined filmmaking, you'll learn something. But you'll have more fun at a winetasting.
50
Overly long and not especially enlightening film.

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