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Today's Special Reviews

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November 19, 2010
Those with even modestly adventuresome cinematic palates will have their appetites whetted before exiting unsatisfied.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 19, 2010
Hits all the sentimental clichés of the genre as if they were stops on the No. 7 train.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 16, 2010
Cheerful in outline and yet prone to maudlin bulges in its middle.
November 19, 2010
It's an easy movie to watch, and yet it's just as easy to forget or skip entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2010
Mandvi's comic chops and unique background haven't kept him from co-writing and starring in an agonizingly mediocre independent comedy-drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2010
It's a film where the plating outshines the flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2010
..the sort of small, quirky pleasure that invites hokey puns...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 18, 2010
I love cooking and I love Indian food, and so I had a good time during "Today's Special."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 12, 2010
I'm probably biased in favor of films that take place in my own Queens, New York neighborhood, but Today's Special is an appealing enough proposition to stand on its own merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2010
[C]harmingly recalls earlier enjoyable finding-family-through-food-preparation movies. . .[that] did not include an Indian-American family. [Shah] positively twinkles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 17, 2010
Formulaic but still tasty...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 30, 2010
The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.
November 24, 2010
Like a meatloaf or pot roast dinner, "Today's Special" revisits familiar, appealing territory.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 17, 2010
An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and routine dish with reasonably tasty flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2010
You've seen all the elements of this film before, but writer/star Aasif Mandvi ... gives them a fresh spin and the result is a pleasant evening's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 17, 2010
The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 14, 2010
... Aasif Mandvi has whipped up a delicious film, a heart-warmer sans clichés
November 10, 2010
A delightful drama about an aspiring chef who is lifted by the wisdom and craft of an Indian mentor, a Zorba the Greek-like character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2010
Shah is a bonus for the movie. This smooth, self-confident, inarguably sexy veteran actor doesn't steal the film so much as wrap it around his finger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2010
Charming and mouthwatering...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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