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Chocolat Reviews

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James Berardinelli
December 11, 2000
Labors so desperately to offer a feel-good experience that it ends up being tedious instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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-
Rob Gonsalves
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
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 22, 2000
Hardly the stuff of holiday magic.
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
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Chocolat is awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Every character is a cliché, everything about the story is predictably smug.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
December 14, 2000
Airy, pseudo-folkloric gibberish at best, Chocolat affects shrill agnosticism in the service of a disingenuous pro-tolerance rallying cry.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 21, 2000
If this movie were part of an assortment in a chocolate box, I wouldn't spit it into my napkin. But I wouldn't reach for it a second time, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 7, 2001
| Original Score: C+
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
Karen Moline
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?
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+
May 12, 2001
| Original Score: 2/4
Widgett Walls
September 27, 2001
The film is simply Footloose, just trade Binoche for Bacon and chocolate for dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Shay Casey
July 9, 2001
It's like the kind of lesson a schoolteacher might prepare for incredibly sleepy students.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 20, 2000
Eat a chocolate; skip the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 7, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 7, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Laura Clifford
January 1, 2000
Matthew Bond
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
March 16, 2001
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Diana Sandars
Senses of Cinema
July 30, 2010
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 7, 2001
Fiona A. Villella
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
Marjorie Baumgarten
Anchorage Press
June 12, 2001
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
February 7, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 19, 2002
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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