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      A warm and affectionate project that adores its subject and serves as cinematic comfort food.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Sep 20, 2022

      abundant footage of Julia Child and her extravagantly distinctive voice, impressive stature (6’3”), and irresistible joie de vivre… the documentary, is just as fascinating, inspirational and fun as Julia Child.

      Full Review | Aug 23, 2022

      The show is a ton of fun, and while we know her show-within-a-show becomes a huge success, there are still plenty of stakes to hold us, with Julia fighting male institutions the whole way.

      Full Review | Aug 17, 2022

      While it doesn't always dig quite as deep in Child's life as one may wish, Julia is nevertheless charming cinematic comfort food that is sure to still move many fans of the famed cooking idol.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Jul 14, 2022

      A tribute to Julia Child's enthusiasm and her inimitable love of cooking.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Apr 27, 2022

      West’s film is a conventional potted biography, but its perceptive interviewees give us a sense of Child’s inner life. And it has a wealth of clips from her TV shows, in which she merrily plays up to her no-nonsense patrician persona.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 14, 2022

      [Documents] her life chronologically with the help of those who knew her, plus lots of enjoyable archive footage and plenty of clips of Child herself...

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 8, 2022

      A robust documentary portrait of the late TV chef from directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 7, 2022

      Feels like a redundant tribute, with something very indulgent about the “foodie” rhapsodising.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Apr 7, 2022

      Once a homophobe, the death of a close, gay friend to AIDS transformed Child into an ardent AIDS and queer rights activist. Its just one more reason to love a woman who transformed the way Americans look at food, and made cooking into entertainment.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Mar 13, 2022

      Julia is a fine biopic that shows a competence for documentary filmmaking even if the project itself fails to wow.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Feb 15, 2022

      Julia is a crowd-pleaser with a feminist perspective.

      Full Review | Jan 6, 2022

      Julia is a lovably warm documentary about the amazing life of acclaimed chef/trailblazer/headstrong woman Julia Child. It explores her life from her worldwide fame, her throes during her success and her passion for cooking. Highly recommended.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jan 1, 2022

      Another documentary that examines how a single person can change the world comes from this same filmmaking team who seem to have cornered the market on films about extraordinary women.

      Full Review | Dec 29, 2021

      Although the film does a fine job of distinguishing between Child's public persona and her personal one, Cohen and West's movie isn't meant to startle or excavate much in the way of new information.

      Full Review | Dec 22, 2021

      With a life as full and as rich as Julia Child's, any documentary will feel like a trifle - but filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West do an admirable job getting to the essence of the famed chef in "Julia."

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Dec 21, 2021

      Powerful and life-affirming...JULIA offers a satisfying repast, even for non-foodies.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Dec 15, 2021

      This charming, cheering and deeply affectionate Julia Child documentary is as enthusiastic as its subject, and that's saying something.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Dec 11, 2021

      Julia is a good documentary film about a very deserving subject.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Dec 10, 2021

      As in their earlier films, Cohen and West are especially talented at elevating this noteworthy woman's life and legacy to more than just what she's best known for.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Dec 4, 2021

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