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No Reservations Reviews

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Daily Mirror (UK)
August 31, 2007
No reservations about this one, folks, it's bottom of the food chain.
August 31, 2007
This take it or leave it romantic comedy probably wouldn't get many Michelin stars, but it's not the turkey twizzler you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
August 31, 2007
Bland remake of tasty German romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
August 31, 2007
The combined know-how of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay couldn't salvage the unappetising concoction that is No Reservations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jane Crowther
Total Film
August 31, 2007
With Shine's Scott Hicks at the helm, this is a well-presented dish, but too cloying for discerning palates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
August 31, 2007
It's sufficiently well done to qualify as cute, quite the thing for a girlie outing with grub after, but it's utterly phoney baloney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
August 30, 2007
Disappointing, undercooked romcom that falls flat due to the lack of chemistry between the two leads and is only livened up by Abigail Breslin's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
August 27, 2007
If there's a surprise to be had here, it's how the predictable stream of events flow without the slightest bit of tension, manufactured or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2007
Director Scott Hicks is unable to capture the magic of the original, and Aaron Eckhart is miscast as the sous-chef who disturbs the culinary-driven predictability of Catherine Zeta-Jones' kitchen.
Cynthia Fuchs
August 16, 2007
The movie assumes Kate, so powerful, self-confident, and driven, must be "softened."
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine
August 9, 2007
No Reservations made me hungry...for a romantic comedy not as bland and undercooked as this forgettable trifle.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 9, 2007
Frothy but harmless bit of predictable fluff. Food looks good anyway.
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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 7, 2007
... despite a lack of heat outside the kitchen, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart are engaging enough as performers to keep us rooting for them ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
August 5, 2007
More reminiscent of common ketchup than Kate's magnificent saffron sauce, No Reservations is likeable, peopled by appealing characters, and entirely unremarkable.
| Original Score: 72/100
August 4, 2007
Remaking a movie doesn't always work, but in this case it's like really good leftovers... add a fresh spice or two and it's almost as good the second time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Diana Saenger
August 4, 2007
The film probably won't win Oscars but it's an entertaining romantic story with top-notch actors and a bit of fun and creative maneuvering in the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
August 4, 2007
Although all the performances are good, Kate's character often rings false.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 2, 2007
Hicks directs with polite seriousness, using too many montages and too much bland dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 2, 2007
Whereas Ratatouille is the filmic equivalent of an entree, think of this pleasant time-filler as a particularly palatable side dish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 2, 2007
It's a tragedy, a romantic comedy and a drama, with its charismatic cast navigating the manufactured highs and lows with enough skill to deepen what otherwise might have been a movie sorely lacking in depth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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