The Taste of Others Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 12, 2001
One of the delights of The Taste of Others is that it is so smart and wears its intelligence lightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... demonstrates that, as in real life, reel life may be both bitter and sweet, sometimes simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 12, 2001
Jaoui ... has an unerring eye for the things men and women do to impress each other.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 30, 2001
Succeeds with believable characters and situations born of lives well studied.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 4, 2001
An alert, unusually observant comedy of manners that is often very funny and cynical about human foibles but also comes with a melancholy underlay that's pensive and tender.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 26, 2001
An eloquent, unadorned film of bona fide human susceptibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 6, 2001
This charming French film reveals that there is no certainty in any romantic relationship except the prospect of more and more complications.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 23, 2001
This warm, funny, all too human story is about how people's myopia can lead them astray in their search for happiness.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 29, 2001
May well be one of the best ensemble performances this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
And, isn't life all about developing taste and evolving!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 9, 2001
By the end, we know and admire these strong willed people.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
February 9, 2001
Masters the cinema's toughest special effect -- naturalism -- and hits every nail on the head.
| Original Score: 88/100
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 9, 2001
A comedy of manners that's as generous of spirit as it is laugh-provoking.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 9, 2001
It captures the social pulse of its adult urban milieu to the fraction of a second and leaves you with the sense of being on intimate terms with its fully rounded characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 9, 2001
A glorious comic jewel whose gleaming facets belie the often painful truths that dwell at its center.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 9, 2001
A pleasant time-passer.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 15, 2001
Confirms that France may be producing, per capita, more good films than any country on the globe.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
March 29, 2001
A thoughtful and witty consideration of the ways that personal taste affects how we relate with others.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 31, 2001
Utterly delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine
June 3, 2003
the perfect date film for those with a fondness for Rohmer, Roquefort, and Chablis.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 27, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
December 2, 2001
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Deborah Young
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Ebert & Roeper
March 20, 2001

Irish Times
July 3, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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