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Wine Country Reviews

May 14, 2019
A curious letdown.
May 14, 2019
A pleasant and perfectly watchable comedy that would have died on the vine in theaters, "Wine Country" is casual viewing done right.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 10, 2019
...if you saw this group of friends in a restaurant or at a wine tasting or walking down the street, you'd either feel grateful you have a similar crew, or you'd sure as heck wish you did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2019
But while this isn't the most original project that any of these women have ever done, it is as warm and comfortable as a cashmere blanket draped around one's shoulders by a considerate friend.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
May 10, 2019
A waste of talent that makes Wine Country even more forgettable than its jokes.
May 10, 2019
Despite having only one character trait apiece, the cast each slip into their semi-fictionalised roles as comfortably as a trusty longline cardigan. If only there were a bit of edge on show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2019
There's plenty of drinking, bonding, and bickering. But none of the jokes feel as barbed-wire sharp as the material you know these brilliant comic actresses could have come up with if they tossed out the script and just ad-libbed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
May 9, 2019
Wine Country is basically Poehler's version of Adam Sandler's Netflix-funded vacations, but with some introspect in place of Sandler's crass gags.
May 9, 2019
Star Amy Poehler's directing debut about six female friends on a weekend break in Napa trips up on its journey from silly to soul-searching. No matter. Poehler seems to think that the pleasure of their company is enough. She's right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 9, 2019
Amy Poehler's directorial debut never really leaves its Eileen Fisher-clad comfort zone, but it'll probably be a hit regardless with women of a certain age.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2019
It may proffer fart jokes and pratfalls, but it also has profound and insightful things to say about what it is that keeps old friends returning to each other, even after the inside jokes are exhausted-and the limits of those bonds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2019
Wine Country goes down like a decent pinot grigio -- something that might not be a medal winner, but which isn't half bad.
May 9, 2019
Because the talent amassed here is so impressive, I wish the film had been more focused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2019
Wine Country springs to life here and there, but there's something dispiriting about the way these women seem to be working hard for laughs rather than just being funny.
May 8, 2019
"Wine Country" is quaffable enough. If pressed to supply my own tasting notes, I might describe the blend as unwieldy but not unpleasant, sometimes acid to the point of bitterness (the tartest lines go to Amy Poehler, who also directed).
May 8, 2019
The Netflix film's heart is ultimately in the right place and it has the courage to be positive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2019
The scripted lines rarely zing, sing or sting (some seem improvised), but when the performers fall down or screw up their faces, you get to watch them fill in their characters with something like real feeling...
May 7, 2019
Director Poehler clearly allowed for improv on set, but she also kept this film from losing its shape the way so many "SNL"-tied films before it have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2019
A smart, witty, and pretty damn realistic view of women in their 50s, their attitudes, and their friendships.
May 6, 2019
Wine Country is scrappy and, at times, misjudged but it's also very, very funny with a cast of women whose collective charm makes the patchier moments forgivable.
May 6, 2019
There are hints of a complex varietal in the Napa-set lark, but mainly it's a fizzy blend of dependable ingredients: seasoned comedy talents and an episodic story that, despite glimmers of anarchy, sticks to a reassuring comfort zone.
May 6, 2019
"Wine Country" offers Netflix subscribers an excuse to stay in, uncork, and toast a comedian who's taking the next step in her career.