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Tampopo Reviews

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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
October 28, 2016
Consuming Tampopo as a drool-worthy dish requires you to consider the sum of its perfectly seasoned parts.
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
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
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
November 17, 2016
The film has lost none of its silly charm in the ensuing decades.
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
January 1, 2000
Tampopo is one of those utterly original movies that seems to exist in no known category.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A diverting hour or so.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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
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
March 26, 2009
A thoroughly offbeat but most enjoyable comedy on the subject of food.
February 2, 2003
Dizzyingly hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 24, 2006
It is often very amusing, although the ragged, free-wheeling structure tends to blunt Itami's somewhat obvious thesis, that eating is more closely connected to sex than we would normally admit.
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
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
January 1, 2000
Director Itami has produced an engaging cinematic hybrid, brilliantly stir-frying Japanese food -- and other -- obsessions into cowboy themes.
October 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
July 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2010
a pleasant enough time-passer
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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