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Chocolat Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 16, 2012
Hallström should refrain from preachy parables and move on to an entrée
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
It takes the radical stance that people should indulge their pleasures, unless they're really mean, in which case they should eat some chocolate and learn to be nice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 31, 2006
A mythic fable about tolerance and love with the bitter-swet flavor of a candy that's not entirely fresh but still digestible.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Most movies that criticize religion argue for the abolition of institutions. Chocolat suggests the problem lies in how people manipulate religion to get what they want.
| Original Score: B+
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
I've not had a film make me crave chockies so much since Willy Wonka.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 8, 2002
Whether or not viewers end up licking their fingers to pick up the scraps ... depends on their tolerance for a different type of sugary sin: syrup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
A charming film with serious undertones.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Any movie built on the premise that chocolate can cure mental illness, restore marital passion, unite feuding relatives, assuage anger, defeat oppression, inspire art and get you a date with Johnny Depp is all right in my book.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
A charming romantic fantasy with delicious performances by the entire cast.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
whimsical and lighthearted, a simple fable with no real message to impart except that Christianity without compassion can quickly dissolve into empty ritual.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Hallström não consegue definir o tom apropriado para a narrativa e acaba oscilando entre a fábula e o real.
| Original Score: 3/5
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
April 19, 2002
The story of Chocolat could be described in one sentence-Footloose, only instead of dancing, it's chocolates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Ultimately, especially coming from director Lasse Hallstrom, such a slight flick doubles as a fat disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Chocolat is awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Its efforts to walk on air are consistently undermined by the solemn-yet-gutless lecturing it feels compelled to inflict upon us.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
September 27, 2001
The film is simply Footloose, just trade Binoche for Bacon and chocolate for dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 9, 2001
Nothing in the story is unpredictable, but watching these events unfold is as delightful as when your mom told you your favorite story for the 100th time.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5
Shay Casey
Daily-Reviews
July 9, 2001
It's like the kind of lesson a schoolteacher might prepare for incredibly sleepy students.
| Original Score: 2/5
Karen Moline
Movieline
April 16, 2001
Will the Mayor learn to dip his fingers in something more filling than holy water? Will Vianne find true love? Will eating too much ganache before finishing your haricots verts give you a stomachache?
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