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Chocolat Reviews

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
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 6, 2001
A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2001
Watching Chocolat is like binging on a bottomless box of truffles: Tastes good and sweet at first, but after a while, you start feeling a little green.
January 4, 2001
One of those whimsical concoctions that tries too hard, and goes too long, for its own good.
January 4, 2001
Chocolat, like Hallstrom's adaptation of The Cider House Rules, succeeds primarily through its casting.
December 22, 2000
An appealing comic fable aimed at those with a bittersweet tooth.
December 22, 2000
A lovely film, encouraging to those who need encouragement and confirming to those who know and live by the liberating truth it espouses.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2000
It wants desperately to seem like a hand-made delight, but you can tell that it comes from a factory.
December 22, 2000
A sweet little movie.
December 22, 2000
Suffers from disparate elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2000
Hallstrom, who gets more sticky-sweet with each new release, needs to learn that too much candy can lead to a tummy ache.
December 22, 2000
It's all a bit prefab, but the idea of equating the forces of chocolate and sensual indulgence with the forces of goodness is pretty surefire.
December 22, 2000
The movie is charming and whimsical, and Binoche reigns as a serene and wise goddess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2000
Hardly the stuff of holiday magic.
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
December 21, 2000
Beautiful to look at and easy to digest.
December 21, 2000
It's tantalizing, delectable and randy, a movie of melting eroticism and toothsome humor.
December 21, 2000
It wants to be as tasty as a homemade batch of fudge, but it plays more like a Hershey bar off the conveyor belt.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 15, 2000
A reasonably uplifting Christmas cookie.
December 15, 2000
It's not exactly cutting-edge filmmaking, but rather the soothing cinematic equivalent of a warm cup of decadently rich cocoa.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2000
It somehow manages to let you down and leave you feeling pampered at the same time.
December 15, 2000
A work of artistry and craftsmanship at the highest level, sophisticated in its conception and execution, yet possessed of wide appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 14, 2000
So assured in its manipulative prowess that only afterward do you realize how fully you've been worked over.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2000
A dream suitable for sharing or clutching greedily to one's bosom -- like a chocolate box.
December 14, 2000
It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether.
Read More | Original Score: 78/100
December 14, 2000
Airy, pseudo-folkloric gibberish at best, Chocolat affects shrill agnosticism in the service of a disingenuous pro-tolerance rallying cry.
December 12, 2000
A charming confection of a comic fable graced by an abundance of delectable performances.
December 11, 2000
A richly textured comic fable that blends Old World wisdom with a winking, timely commentary on the assumed moral superiority of the political right.
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
December 11, 2000
It's as agreeably sweet as advertised, with a particularly yummy performance by Juliette Binoche.
Full Review | Original Score: B-