Haute Cuisine Reviews

October 3, 2013
With a title like Haute Cuisine, one can expect a high degree of gastronomic titillation. On that score, the film delivers.
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.
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.
September 27, 2013
A pleasant dramedy inspired by a true story.
September 27, 2013
"Haute Cuisine" is a bonbon, not of a full-course meal.
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.
September 23, 2013
This movie keeps up a vigorous pace and carries you along on the force of its self-confidence.
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.
September 19, 2013
A reserved, trs 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.
Top Critic
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 17, 2013
Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer tienne 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.