Babettes Gæstebud (Babette's Feast) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Babettes Gæstebud (Babette's Feast) Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 14, 2013
essentially a fable ... stands the test of time
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 11, 2013
a simple film of great feeling and generosity
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
August 9, 2013
The film leaves us with a haunting echo of the roads not taken, as the characters ask themselves: have they made the most of their gifts?
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve
July 23, 2013
While Babette's Feast is bleak, and often ponderous and stony, it eventually resolves as a moving hymn to art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 16, 2012
It's a flawless adaptation of the story Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Karen Blixen) wrote for a bet that she could be published in the popular middlebrow Saturday Evening Post.
Robyn Karney
Radio Times
December 14, 2012
The film began something of a vogue for food as an emblem of love in the cinema, but nothing has equalled it. Resist it if you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 13, 2012
Light, frothy and sweet on the tongue, but lacking nutrition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
December 13, 2012
Twenty-five years on, the story is still charming and beguiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
December 13, 2012
Melancholy bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
December 10, 2012
Still good enough to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
November 27, 2012
Audran is luminous as the centre of a gentle, generous film about grace. Oh, and grub.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 6, 2010
Undoubtedly the warmest of all Scandinavian films about religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2010
A heartwarming feast for adults. May bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
November 7, 2006
Despite the austerity of the characters and local, this quiet gentle Danish film, the surprise winner of the 1987 Best Foreign Oscar, won over audiences with its subject of food, and the preparartion of a feast to end all feasts-- by Stephane Audran!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 27, 2003
Scrumptious and beautifully crafted
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 21, 2003
Still the gold standard of food movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 11, 2006
A pleasant but overgenerous and predictable film, so eager to embrace the good in people that it never fully succeeds as drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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