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Tampopo Reviews

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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
March 13, 2015
Japanese films have commented before on the intrinsic connection between food and sex, but not with the erotic gusto of Juzo Itami's Tampopo and rarely with the comic lustiness of this broad-scale satire.
March 13, 2015
Itami's humor and invention is such that we never have a chance to feel deprived. His stylistic palette and sense of fun are so wide-ranging that he can oscillate between brightness and darkness to articulate one gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2015
As long as the movie sticks to the story of the noodle shop, however, it's delightful and funny.
March 13, 2015
Charming and touching, this film about the relationship between the widow and the trucker is a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2015
Tampopo is, among many other things, the first "spaghetti eastern" and one of its particular charms is that it celebrates as much as satirizes. No movie gourmet with exotic tastes should miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2015
It's a funny story beautifully told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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