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New York Daily News
November 30, 2010
This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 30, 2010
The film, like a great meal, leaves you wanting more.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 30, 2010
An irresistible delight.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Mike Hale
New York Times
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
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 19, 2010
Charming and mouthwatering...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 19, 2010
It's a film where the plating outshines the flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
November 18, 2010
Despite the lack of surprises and a too-neat ending, Today's Special radiates charming warmth.
| Original Score: 4/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 18, 2010
Shah is a first-rate scene-stealer, Patel and Jaffrey effortlessly suggest parental chemistry, while Mandvi, best-known for the eccentric touch he brings to Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show," tones down the silliness to make a credible leading man.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Nick Schager
Time Out
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
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
November 16, 2010
Cheerful in outline and yet prone to maudlin bulges in its middle.