100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a performance (Giamatti's) so nuanced and so real in its everyday pain that it doesn't stand a chance of winning an Oscar. But it should.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sideways makes you glad about America, about movies, about life.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Exhilarating, edgy and wryly comic.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Hysterically funny yet melancholy comedy.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The best comedy of 2004. In fact, it's so far the best movie of the year.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is a building-block movie: Its stand-out excellence becomes apparent only gradually.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's an intoxicating feeling when a movie excites and enlivens us like this -- and there's a particular giddiness to be had in thinking about what movies can (but don't often) do for one's soul after imbibing such a fine vintage.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters are played not by the first actors you would think of casting, but by actors who will prevent you from ever being able to imagine anyone else in their roles.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Payne's little marvel.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pure movie bliss.
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94 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.