Mondovino

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Smart, sincere and sloppy film.
  2. Mondovino is repetitious. The version that is being shown here runs 131 minutes and would be more effective with about twenty minutes of condensation.
  3. Overly long and not especially enlightening film.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Vogel
    50
    A picnic wine, if you will -- more conversation-starter than collector's item.
  5. As is, it's simply too much information crammed too haphazardly into a running time that at times borders on interminable.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. FlavioV.
    Nov 26, 2006
    10
    I love the elegance and sincerity in showing people being seduced by the forces of marketing and power. Or being rejecting it. In both cases I love the elegance and sincerity in showing people being seduced by the forces of marketing and power. Or being rejecting it. In both cases it is beautiful to have de courage to evolve or to conserve tradition. Mondovino is about seduction. The dog scene is great. Full Review »
  2. Helena
    May 15, 2006
    5
    Introduces some interesting questions in a fascinating topic but does not do much with them. I agree with Geoff -the cameraman needs a Introduces some interesting questions in a fascinating topic but does not do much with them. I agree with Geoff -the cameraman needs a tripod. And what is with all the dog shots? Annoying. Overall this movie was a missed opportunity to tackle some interesting issues in the world of wine with depth and intelligence. Full Review »
  3. GeoffS.
    Oct 10, 2005
    6
    The man needs a tripod. The unnecessary camera movement of panning, zooming, then panning again takes away from the worthy subject matter. The man needs a tripod. The unnecessary camera movement of panning, zooming, then panning again takes away from the worthy subject matter. And, that's a shame. Perhaps this jerkiness was mean to give the film a sense of raw, unpolished edginess - but we just saw it on a cinema screen and found it simply irritating. Full Review »