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The Hundred-Foot Journey Reviews

September 4, 2014
Cliche piles on cliche, but it's good-natured, undemanding fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2014
If the movie is high on gastronomy, it also redefines cooking with gas.
August 14, 2014
When it comes to character development, Manish Dayal, as Hassan, and Le Bon are sold short, landed with thankless, undeveloped roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 8, 2014
Linus Sandgren's camera caresses the cuisine like an ecstatic lover. It brought out the foodie in me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2014
Mirren's Madame Mallory unctuously oozes her dedication to perfection from every pore -- and it's truly delicious to watch her work her magic up on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2014
Hallström, who also directed Chocolat, follows the foodie-cinema aesthetic by filming the dishes in a gleaming sumptuousness designed to make you famished.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 8, 2014
Young love! Old recipes! With cardamoms on top! Sounds like a Lasse Hallström movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 8, 2014
Food porn with a sweet albeit predictable menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 8, 2014
At its core, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a movie about good food, and one man's passion for cooking.
August 8, 2014
One of the characters, no doubt alluding to Proust, says, "Food is memories." Unfortunately, this is one movie about food that I'm forgetting already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 8, 2014
It's the movie version of comfort food. Except even in comfort food there's a difference between something made from scratch, and something that comes out of a box. And "The Hundred-Foot Journey" still tastes of powdered cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2014
It would be curmudgeonly to count all the ways in which The Hundred-Foot Journey is unsurprising, unrealistic, unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey is vintage Hallstrom - genial and meditative, focusing more on characters and emotions than an overcooked plot. The story is simple; the people inhabiting the movie make this worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2014
It's a rare delight to watch Puri and Mirren play off each other.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 7, 2014
Awards material it's not, but the movie knows its intentions and audience, and cooks everything up into a satisfying meal.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2014
If there is room for romantic fantasy in your life, this cinematic equivalent of comfort food goes down easy enough, and it's hard to begrudge it that.
August 7, 2014
Apart from the scenic location of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and the equally enthralling shots of Indian and French cuisine, what remains is a pleasant if rather syrupy tale of clashing cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2014
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" is likely neither to pique your appetite nor to sate it, leaving you in a dyspeptic limbo, stuffed with false sentiment and forced whimsy and starved for real delight.
August 7, 2014
It must be said that it goes down rather well, although full enjoyment requires that all cynicism be left simmering on the back burner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2014
Overall, it's tough to grumble about such a sturdy and crowd-pleasing soufflé.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2014
A moving piece of food porn, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a familiar tale enlivened by some sensitive, sincere touches.
August 7, 2014
The folk-wisdom level is tolerable, just as the clichés and manipulations are palatable, because the story is full of life, and free of ironic additives.
August 7, 2014
Basically a promo reel for small-town France and Gallo-Indian food fusion. Anyone who requires a more substantial meal should eat before heading to the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2014
There's comfort food and there are comfort movies. In Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred-Foot Journey," you get a full helping of both. And guess what? It's all very comforting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2014
The characters here exist for the plot, and the plot exists for swooning sensuality, adorable romance, and warm feelings about our shared humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 7, 2014
I'll spare you my usual rant about the decadence of foodies, but it should be obvious by now that, despite their discerning tastes, the movies catering to them are the artistic equivalent of dinner at the Olive Garden.
August 7, 2014
It's soothing, easily digested comfort food. Which is to say it's the perfect recipe for a filmmaker like Hallström.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 7, 2014
Although the outcome is as predetermined as a prix-fixe menu, the storytelling is as smooth as goose-liver pate through a pastry nozzle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 7, 2014
By the time "The Hundred-Foot Journey" ends, it has achieved an unexpected and rather powerful cumulative impact. I felt like I knew the people and wouldn't mind staying there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2014
Despite being handsomely crafted, well acted and even sufficiently enjoyable, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is also conventional and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2014
"The Hundred-Foot Journey" manages to be a full meal, using all the ingredients at its disposal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
August 7, 2014
For a film that champions the transcendent power of spice, The Hundred-Foot Journey is awfully bland.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 7, 2014
Like a tasty comfort-food meal you've eaten countless times before, Lasse Hallström's "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is utterly predictable yet thoroughly pleasant.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2014
This feel-good tale about an Indian family setting up a restaurant across the road from one with a Michelin star celebrates things all cultures can get behind: family, food and transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2014
A mouth-watering and charming - if overlong - romantic comedy-drama about an immigrant family opening an Indian restaurant in a most unlikely location: the South of France.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2014
The film should have taken a cue from its spice-loving subjects and jacked up the heat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2014
Given all these lovely ingredients ... why is the final product so bland - and, not to lay on too many cooking metaphors, reductive?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2014
Almost embarrassingly enjoyable, despite the fact that - or maybe because - it's ridiculous in a shiny, Hollywood way.
July 31, 2014
Colorful locales and exotic spices can't hide its essential blandness.
July 25, 2014
It delivers the kind of sentimental sledgehammering I found myself willing to forgive, but once the story goes off on a pointless tangent, the whole soufflé collapses.
July 25, 2014
It contrasts the heat and intensity of Indian cooking with the elegance and refinement of French haute cuisine, then balances the two with a feel-good lesson in ethnic harmony.