Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. There isn't a milliliter of honest feeling from start to finish, and precious little comedy or romance.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Russell Crowe may find himself discovering the simple joys of life in A Good Year, but audiences will be checking their watches during this joyless attempt at comedy.
  3. Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe attempt light romantic comedy in A Good Year, and the results are as grindingly discordant as a punk band writing a suite of waltzes.
  4. Like a fragile Provence wine left too long in the sun, Ridley Scott's romantic comedy A Good Year spoiled somewhere between the publication of Peter Mayle's novel and this cockamamie adaptation.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. EdwardL
    Oct 17, 2009
    This is one of my favorite romantic comedies.
  2. MaghanC.
    Jul 2, 2007
    F-y'all. My boy Russell is hot, and so is this movie. The soundtrack was incredible!
  3. LindaL.
    May 28, 2007
    It's hard to believe Russell Crowe could be this bad. He's such a fantastic actor that I wanted to believe he could do OK in this change-of-pace role, but it's just not his cup of chardonnay. Something I haven't seen mentioned: The soundtrack here is horrible! It's incongruous, annoying, irrelevant; a smart, pleasant score might have helped (a little). Full Review »