Chocolat Reviews

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Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 16, 2001
If you can't be bothered running a nice warm bath, see this instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2001
Este Chocolate podrá ser un poco simple, pero de que sabe rico, ni duda cabe
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
March 19, 2001
A well-made but hokey, shameless movie inexplicably awarded a Best Picture nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 6, 2001
For all its anti-religious and anti-establishment posturing, Chocolat is terribly conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
The cast is what really puts this lightweight conceit over.
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
February 7, 2001
Feels good going down, but for such a sweet movie, the aftertaste is oddly bitter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2001
Hallstrom is too lazy to bother inventing any new ways to tell this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 7, 2001
... succeeds mainly because of its excellent cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 6, 2001
A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.
| Original Score: 4/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 19, 2001
Like most food-oriented movies, Chocolat is a sensory treat.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 5, 2001
Hallstrom has created the cinematic equivalent of chocolate on screen. Who could resist?
Jay Stone
Ottawa Citizen
January 5, 2001
A warm if somewhat contrived movie that it is probably not a good idea to see if you're on a diet.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 5, 2001
A charming experience full of delightful surprises.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 5, 2001
An interesting, uneven, if entirely predictable fairy-tale comedy featuring some solid acting all around and a cute story which needlessly sticks around way past its final course.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 5, 2001
Filmed so gorgeously, the term eye-candy rolls apropos in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 4, 2001
Punchless storytelling.
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 4, 2001
Watching Chocolat is like binging on a bottomless box of truffles: Tastes good and sweet at first, but after a while, you start feeling a little green.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 4, 2001
Not particularly funny or moving or rich, it seems unsure what kind of chocolate it wants to be.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
January 4, 2001
A sweet if rather tedious fable about acceptance and tolerance. It's treacle, not chocolate.
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 4, 2001
One of those whimsical concoctions that tries too hard, and goes too long, for its own good.
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