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Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 26, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Robyn Karney
Radio Times
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 6, 2010
Undoubtedly the warmest of all Scandinavian films about religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2010
A heartwarming feast for adults. May bore kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 21, 2003
Still the gold standard of food movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
December 13, 2012
Light, frothy and sweet on the tongue, but lacking nutrition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
September 24, 2001
At turns philosophical and sensual, this hauntingly elegaic film resonates.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 14, 2013
essentially a fable ... stands the test of time
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 13, 2012
Melancholy bliss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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+
Philip Kemp
Total Film
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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