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Haute Cuisine Reviews

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Jay Stone
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
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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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Hank Sartin
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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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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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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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
September 17, 2013
Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer Étienne Comar, aided by Frot's quiet intensity, imbue Hortense's quest to pull off culinary miracles with an urgency that's almost absurdly compelling, and all the more entertaining for it.
Harvey S. Karten
September 10, 2013
Expect to see some lavish cooking in this movie based on the career of a French president's personal chef.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 5, 2013
Catherine Foote, as Hortense, and the outstanding production - lensing, set design, costume, locations - are the stars of this interesting and informative movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 1, 2013
This souffle of a film is kept aloft by a terrific performance from Frot, all no-nonsense in the kitchen, cleavering her way through bureaucracy and political pettiness, and by the succulently photographed edible creations.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Croot
May 2, 2013
Feels slightly over-egged is with the script's repeated mantra of the importance of farm fresh ingredients.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
April 21, 2013
A whimsical view of the woman who fuelled the corridors of power in France with culinary common sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 20, 2013
An engaging enough film, with a few special moments amidst the procedural aspects; serious cooking always fascinates us foodies, and Hortense has a few appetizing and unique dishes with which to tempt us
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