100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture gently caricatures the folk music scene with dozens of delicate brush strokes, creating a picture that's increasingly, gloriously funny -- as in entire lines of dialogue are lost because the audience's laughing so hard.
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The triumph of A Mighty Wind is that it makes an audience love the sing-along catchiness of folk and still break up at its banalities. This tiny titan of a movie is a perfect melding of form and content.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie that re-creates its object of satire with such pitch-perfect flair that it all but erases the line between derision and love.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I've seen A Mighty Wind only twice so far. Maybe it is less fresh than "Guffman," more strained than "Best in Show." Who cares? It's still a gift from comedy heaven.
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88

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
More of a warm breeze than a great gust, but its simple, smart pleasures carry the force of a hurricane.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Like the first half of "Best in Show," the movie is so deadpan that sometimes you have to pinch yourself to realize how potently satirical it is.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I laughed myself silly through most of A Mighty Wind, and was pleasantly surprised when it took a turn toward genuine feeling near the end.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Funnier than his criticism of egos on the rampage is Guest's rare talent for double-edged satire that tweaks one convention by means of another.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Full of redeeming throwaways.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The wheezy Mighty Wind can't blow out the candle of this group's first musical mockumentary, 1984's "This Is Spinal Tap."
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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