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Haute Cuisine Reviews

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Jay Stone
Canada.com
October 10, 2013
It's mouth-watering, but not exactly nutritious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
October 3, 2013
With a title like Haute Cuisine, one can expect a high degree of gastronomic titillation. On that score, the film delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 3, 2013
"Haute Cuisine" has no grand conflict or important message or really anything much that you'll remember past dinnertime, but it has abundant charm and it leaves you hungry, which is all we ask of a food movie.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2013
Haute Cuisine is an epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
September 27, 2013
Unlike Hortense's flavorful cooking, Haute Cuisine is aggressively bland. It's the type of French film that you'd recommend to people who think they don't like French films for being arty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
September 27, 2013
A pleasant dramedy inspired by a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 27, 2013
A small pleasure, especially for those of us who love our "food movies."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 27, 2013
A marvelous performance by Catherine Frot as Le President's private cook.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
September 27, 2013
"Haute Cuisine" is a bonbon, not of a full-course meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
September 26, 2013
A feature-length cooking show with some biographical details thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 26, 2013
If you love France and food, separately or in combination, you will almost certainly forgive Christian Vincent's workmanlike direction, the tedious score, and the near-total absence of dramatic conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hank Sartin
RogerEbert.com
September 23, 2013
This movie keeps up a vigorous pace and carries you along on the force of its self-confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 19, 2013
Ms. Frot brings a sympathetic mix of determination and passion to Hortense, who dedicates herself to making dishes that suit the president.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
September 19, 2013
A reserved, très simple tale that raises the occasional smile and tummy rumble but keeps hiccuping because of the drawn-out parallel story about her subsequent tour of duty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.A. Dowd
AV Club
September 19, 2013
Narrowness of focus keeps the movie from becoming bloated with self-importance, but it also leaves it feeling a little inconsequential-more of a pleasing snack than a satisfying meal.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 19, 2013
Delicious in every way: a must for foodies, but also for anyone who wants to see beautiful work done on the screen, presented in the most prideful way.
Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve
September 19, 2013
Vincent seems to have consciously designed Haute Cuisine as a small movie...But that simplicity is a winning choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
September 19, 2013
When a movie's high-stakes moment is whether a cream cheese should be considered dessert, it's hard not to motion for the check.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
If the material lacks a distinctive flavor profile, its restraint is its strength. The focus on a woman's passionate hard work without need of marital-status back story is refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
September 17, 2013
Those with a yen for food porn (especially truffle fetishists) will feast. All others may want to order something else off the menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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