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  • Summary: Based on the novel by Peter Mayle, this is the story of an Englishman (Crowe) who suddenly finds himself the owner of a small vineyard in Provence.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    A shamelessly enjoyable retread, an ode to la belle vie that has been well turned on a factory spindle.
  2. It's an art-house genre piece, very much in the tradition of "Enchanted April," "Shirley Valentine" and "Under the Tuscan Sun." But, a few charming scenes aside, A Good Year is in the hands of the wrong star and wrong director.
  3. 63
    May not be vintage stuff, but it goes down fairly smoothly.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    50
    A simple repast consisting of sometimes strained slapsticky comedy, a sweet romance and a life lesson learned, this little picnic doesn't amount to much but goes down easily enough.
  5. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    50
    Scott can do mayhem, dystopia, and the rampaging alien (extraterrestrial, android, Somali, Demi Moore) with the best of them, but the breezy touch is not his forte.
  6. Nothing more than a bad harvest.
  7. There isn't a milliliter of honest feeling from start to finish, and precious little comedy or romance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Aug 31, 2013
    10
    Poor, Poor Film critic You can't realise when you see a little good film when you see it !
    This film is just one of the best Romance film i
    have seen !
    Thx a lot Mr Scott Thx a lot For all ure flims
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  2. Dec 30, 2011
    7
    This is a good film, despite the fact that the story isn't very special. It's well played, and it must said: great locations! We get to know a fine part of France, - this beauty has been translated perfectly in the film. About the acting: it was ok, I think Marion Cottilard did the best job, Russell Crowe was ok. The music suited this picture, it was a beautiful puzzle. Enjoy this film, but not expect a great story. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2012
    5
    Average romantic movie, the story is good but it's not enough, I could never find a good connection between the characters, no doubt that Crowe can perform on his movies and no doubt on Marion either, but on many parts of this movie you can get bored, and from my perspective there are many unnecessary scenes. Definitely forgettable. Expand

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