A Mighty Wind Synopsis
Musicians (Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins) reunite to perform folk music at a concert.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Full of redeeming throwaways.
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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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Hilarious

By tulux76
It is an outstanding movie with very funny observational comedy and lovable characters....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sex-Related Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Hilarious folk music mockumentary has some innuendo.
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