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Feast of Love Reviews

October 18, 2008
A would-be-wistful dramedy that's almost insufferably full of itself.
October 1, 2007
It's episodic and I'd say I liked about 60 percent of it and about 40 percent of it I could leave, but it's just enough for me to say it's worth seeing.
September 28, 2007
At one point he tells a love-struck friend, 'I think I'd proceed with caution.' I'd proceed just as cautiously to the movie.
September 28, 2007
Multiple narratives are fluidly interwoven and the writing is often inspired, resulting in dialogue that feels honest and insightful, if occasionally mannered.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2007
Director Robert Benton finds an emotional through line in a format that might have easily broken down into a series of disconnected anecdotes with little to nourish us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2007
It's a worthy effort, even as it does fall short; a good meal but hardly a feast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2007
There's a people-are-good feeling permeating the film, which is difficult to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2007
It seems destined to find an indulgent second home as an unusually classy slot-plugger over at Lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 28, 2007
What's promised to be a feast ends up as only a wan TV dinner.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2007
You can see better stuff on TV any night of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2007
All the couples have palpable chemistry, and Kinnear and Freeman seem so convinced they're in a respectable movie that they actually make it one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2007
This Feast, though never completely uninteresting, leaves you hungry for enchantment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2007
Director Robert Benton and screenwriter Allison Burnett tell a sobering, adult-geared tale of love's highs, lows and maddening twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 28, 2007
A bit too involved and convenient at times, but still classy and heartfelt all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2007
Feast of Love the movie is less specific than The Feast of Love the book, but it has its heart in the right place -- that longing place.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2007
Benton has made better movies about doomed marriages (Kramer vs. Kramer), but this one has no organic reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2007
This heart-warmer by Robert Benton has some of the tender wisdom and humor of his other features.
September 28, 2007
Feast of Love is [Benton's] easiest movie to like since 1994's Nobody's Fool, and it's immediately homey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 28, 2007
Playing a canny old papa bear dispensing nuggets of advice to a flock of unruly cubs in Feast of Love Morgan Freeman has a role he could act in his sleep.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2007
As a meditation on the vicissitudes of love, on the need for people to connect, and the struggles that come by both making and missing those connections, the movie is wading-pool deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 28, 2007
There's an occasional scene that works -- a funny sequence where Bradley bargains for his dog with a kid -- but as the movie progresses, the melodrama is piled on with a bulldozer.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2007
Pretentious and precious.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2007
The script weaves three interlocking stories in unlikely ways and relies on random acts of violence, fate and God for dramatic complications that the characters aren't fleshed-out enough to whip up on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 27, 2007
The fine cast, which includes Jane Alexander, Selma Blair, and Radha Mitchell, is also somewhat underused.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 27, 2007
This feast is more like an artfully arranged appetizer plate.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2007
[Director] Benton has a gift for casting, even if it is "on the nose" (actors almost too perfect for the part). Kinnear is at his most endearing, and Freeman, shorn of his flintiness, has never been sweeter.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2007
Feast of Love isn't an altogether satisfying banquet, but you settle for whatever looks good on the plate.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 27, 2007
The screenplay combines philosophy, melodrama, and clichés to engaging effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2007
Feast of Love, Robert Benton's bobos-in-love ensemble drama, adapted from the Charles Baxter college-town novel, is far too cloyingly pleased with its own humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 26, 2007
An exquisite tapestry of interlocking love stories, some of which end happily, some sadly, some farcically and one quite tragically. Throughout all the shifting moods, no single narrative disrupts the well-paced flow of the film as a coherent whole.
September 26, 2007
For a film that purports to be an epic consideration of Love in Our Time, Feast is strikingly unthoughtful and uninterested in any but the most obvious kind of romantic love.
September 26, 2007
It's like Friends without the funny. Oh, wait -- that's redundant.
September 25, 2007
While things occasionally get a little soapy around the edges, the encroaching melodrama is masterfully held at bay by [Morgan] Freeman, whose scenes with [Jane] Alexander are exceptionally moving.
September 25, 2007
Given the potentially unwieldy nature of the enterprise, [director] Benton juggles the multiple narratives with considerable grace, and succeeds in creating a warm (if somewhat improbable) sense of community among the principal characters.