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

Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) Reviews

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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
February 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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 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
April 21, 2003
Still the gold standard of food movies.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
December 13, 2012
Light, frothy and sweet on the tongue, but lacking nutrition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 24, 2001
At turns philosophical and sensual, this hauntingly elegaic film resonates.
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.
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
October 10, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2013
essentially a fable ... stands the test of time
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 13, 2012
Melancholy bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 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.
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+
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
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