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'A Good Year' Provides Few Good Reasons to Watch

The last time director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe got together, the Oscar-winning action epic Gladiator was the result.

This time they've teamed up for the romantic comedy A Good Year. Unfortunately, the two have no feel for the genre.

It's a movie that offers few compelling reasons to make the trip to your local theater.

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Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.