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Tampopo Reviews

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October 18, 2017
With its foundation in familiar genres like the Western and the Hollywood sports movie, its rhythms will be recognizable to even the most subtitle-averse members of an audience. Tampopo is a movie with little to no cultural barrier.
July 19, 2017
It is tempting to draw an immediate analogy between the film and ramen... Tampopo is constructed in a similar fashion, with fatty chunks of story and a tangle of narrative noodles, all enlivened by bright spots of spice.
May 11, 2017
The film doesn't always work as a whole ... but its individual moments often come close to touching the sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2017
The film was a labour of love for all involved and it shows in every detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 3, 2017
Moving from the erotic, the absurd, and the tragic, Itami's representations of food give us access to the most intimate areas of people's lives, reminding us of the unique place that food occupies in our humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2017
In Tampopo, every aspect of life is filtered through the prism of food - its rituals of preparation and consumption, its role as a social unifier or divider, its many healthy uses and perverse abuses.
January 19, 2017
It's one of the greatest food movies of all time, taking time to appreciate the look and feel of the noodle soup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 6, 2017
Tampopo is one of the great food films, its dizzy deliciousness pre-dating our addiction to the Food Network, celebrity chefs and exquisite plating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2016
Tampopo is a thriving, celebratory and delightful classic that will leave you ravished by the end, for ramen, Asian cuisine or really, any form of sustenance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 9, 2016
It unfolds as a series of madcap, effortlessly charming comic vignettes, centred around food and food culture in mid-'80s Japan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2016
There's so much more to this movie than the storyline. Tampopo is a manic celebration of pleasure in every imaginable form, from the gustatory to the carnal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 26, 2016
Brightly colored, boldly played, serves up inspired gags at the most unexpected moments alongside course after course of exquisite culinary joy. And even more toothsomely, food and ----ing are intricately aligned.
November 17, 2016
The film has lost none of its silly charm in the ensuing decades.
November 3, 2016
Even today, "Tampopo" remains as fresh and funny as it was back in 1985. It is one of the best foodie movies I have ever seen...
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 1, 2016
One of the three greatest food movies of all time, 1985's "Tampopo" arrives back in theaters in a 4K restoration and it is cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 28, 2016
Consuming Tampopo as a drool-worthy dish requires you to consider the sum of its perfectly seasoned parts.
October 27, 2016
There are many love stories folded into this film's enjoyably meandering two hours, but "Tampopo" is above all about the romance of food, and the joyous, agonizing devotion and hard work required to tease out its manifold mysteries.
October 20, 2016
Tampopo creates a culinary empire of the senses while entertaining an audience like crazy.
October 20, 2016
A biting satire of Japanese culture and its uneasy incorporation of Western influences.
March 13, 2015
Food, glorious food -- its life-giving, sensual, aromatic and filling properties are celebrated in the wacky Tampopo. This Japanese film is without precedent, no matter what country you are talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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