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

Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) Reviews

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August 14, 2013
essentially a fable ... stands the test of time
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 11, 2013
a simple film of great feeling and generosity
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2013
Babette's offering is a ritual sacrifice, intended to encourage the austere characters with the possibility that their material nourishment may provide spiritual sustenance as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
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
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.
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
December 13, 2012
Light, frothy and sweet on the tongue, but lacking nutrition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2012
Twenty-five years on, the story is still charming and beguiling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2012
Melancholy bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 10, 2012
Still good enough to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
December 6, 2010
Undoubtedly the warmest of all Scandinavian films about religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 16, 2010
A heartwarming feast for adults. May bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2010
The acting is impeccable and the ambience suffused with delicate charm, but overall this doesn't aim at anything higher than Masterpiece Theatre or a Merchant-Ivory film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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-
September 27, 2003
Scrumptious and beautifully crafted
| Original Score: 5/5
April 21, 2003
Still the gold standard of food movies.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 1, 2002
A literate and lovely-to-look-at film that compels us to meditate upon the needs of the flesh and the gifts of the spirit.
May 8, 2002
A quiet celebration of the divine grace that meets us at every turn, and even redeems our ways not taken, our sacrifices and losses.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
September 24, 2001
At turns philosophical and sensual, this hauntingly elegaic film resonates.
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