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Tortilla Heaven (2007)

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A tightly knit New Mexico community devoted to God, family, and fresh Mexican food is unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight when the face of Jesus Christ appears on a tasty tortilla as the owner and head cook prepares for the Sunday lunch rush. Isidor Navarro (José Zuņiga) is the owner and proprietor of Tortilla Heaven -- a modest Mexican restaurant located in the remote town of Falfurrias. Though Tortilla Heaven may indeed have the best food in all of New Mexico, the only people aware

PG-13,

Comedy

Julius Robinson

Oct 14, 2008

$73.5k

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As flat as a tortilla and consid-erably less nourishing.

March 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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The film and its makers simply try too hard. Director and co-writer Judy Hecht Dumontet can't stop 'helping' with overactive editing and scoring.

March 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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[A] clumsy family comedy.

March 15, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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For all of its flaws and shortcomings, Tortilla Heaven can't help but be charming and undeniably entertaining.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Christianity Today
Christianity Today

Oh how I wanted to like "Tortilla Heaven." Really like it. Saturday-afternoon-movie like it.

March 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

This corn Tortilla is an undercooked mess.

March 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com
Bullz-Eye.com

If Tortilla Heaven is supposed to be a more serious exploration of faith and greed it's a total failure, given that it doesn't address a single question it raises with any depth.

March 23, 2007
Reel.com

A well-meaning and hard-fought project that begins as a wacky small-town fable and veers disastrously into a leaden satire of religion and capitalism.

March 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Tortilla Heaven is a consistently engaging motion picture, made with obvious love for the isolated location and for the spirit of a supportive community.

March 15, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

This modest little parable from director/cowriter Judy Hecht Dumontet is a variation on an old theme

March 15, 2007

Like a piece of fast food: it's simple and painless - even tasty at times - but it's not overly nutritious.

March 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Views

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