• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 16 min
  • Documentary
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Red Obsession Synopsis
Chinese demand for France's finest wines has caused the price of Bordeaux to skyrocket.
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RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
The footage of Bordeaux is awe-inspiring, with aerial shots of the great chateaux and the vineyards. Closeups of the labels from the...
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83

The A.V. Club

By Nick Schager
Steeped in centuries of custom and dependent on the ever-fickle relationship between soil, weather, and human craftsmanship, the work is...
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75

Slant Magazine

Offers the ins and outs of the world of wine as an implicit metaphor for art appreciation, from both aesthetic and financial standpoints.
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70

The New York Times

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Red Obsession, a little too stuffed for its nearly 80 minutes, may already be dated, since China’s wine fever has cooled recently. Still,...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Documentaries by their nature are prisoners of their moment in time. If they are fortunate, as the makers of Red Obsession are, that...
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
The film’s rather simplistic cultural juxtapositions, pitting artistic appreciators against status-seeking philistines, work best when...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Fittingly, it’s finally a film about transience and continuity.
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60

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
Red Obsession is informative, and entertainingly so, with its honeyed Russell Crowe narration and sweet tracking shots through sun-dappled...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Photographed with an alluring sheen that complements the coldly commercial wheelings and dealings of its subjects, Red Obsession...
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60

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
The doc affords us a look into a world rarely seen by the lumpenproletariat, though we could have done with fewer aerial/time-lapse shots...
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Rated NR