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Food of Love Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 6, 2003
This is mild-mannered, been-there material given a pedestrian spin by a director who needed a touch of the flamboyant, the outrageous.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 14, 2002
How can such a cold movie claim to express warmth and longing? In truth, it has all the heart of a porno flick (but none of the sheer lust).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Megan Turner
New York Post
October 25, 2002
There's a whole heap of nothing at the core of this slight coming-of-age/coming-out tale.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
October 24, 2002
The picture seems uncertain whether it wants to be an acidic all-male All About Eve or a lush, swooning melodrama in the Intermezzo strain.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 31, 2002
Chokes on its own depiction of upper-crust decorum.
Rod Armstrong
November 2, 2002
One of those so-so films that could have been much better.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 6, 2002
I suspect that there are more interesting ways of dealing with the subject.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 15, 2002
Plays like a glossy melodrama that occasionally verges on camp.
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 26, 2002
Based on a David Leavitt story, the film shares that writer's usual blend of observant cleverness, too-facile coincidence and slightly noxious preciousness.
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine
December 16, 2002
Despite Juliet Stevenon's attempt to bring cohesion to Pamela's emotional roller coaster life, it is not enough to give the film the substance it so desperately needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 20, 2003
A sincere but dramatically conflicted gay coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emanuel Levy
September 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
October 25, 2002
There's just not much to munch on.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
October 22, 2002
Stevenson's performance is at once clueless and fiercely committed, a volatile combination.
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Jan Stuart
October 24, 2002
Food for Love endeavors and largely succeeds in lending equal weight to the emotional turmoil of its older and younger characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 8, 2002
It's the extra layer that makes this one, the movie's understanding of how disillusion and inner compromise can gradually separate a young artist from his divine spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 7, 2002
The principals in this cast are all fine, but Bishop and Stevenson are standouts.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 26, 2002
A poignant and compelling story about relationships, Food of Love takes us on a bumpy but satisfying journey of the heart.
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August 19, 2003
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Time Out
January 26, 2006

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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