Tortilla Soup Reviews

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May 27, 2011
While this cheerful film has nothing particularly new to say about the ties that hold family members together even when they're driving each other crazy, it's a pleasure to watch such a talented ensemble at work.
May 27, 2011
Only some of the characterizations exhibit subtlety, though most of the performances have considerable charm.
January 2, 2011
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
April 29, 2009
This movie has a lot of heart and soul into it.
December 3, 2008
Thanks to a perfectly blended ensemble led by Hector Elizondo, in his best screen role to date, Tortilla Soup is a warm-blooded winner with equal emphasis placed on taste buds and heartstrings.
July 18, 2007
Great filmmaking? No, but it's warmly enjoyable and a pleasant way to spend an evening.
February 9, 2006
Though the cast are willing, the movie plods along in need of the zingy flavours and hot spices we see going into Elizondo's cooking.
June 30, 2005
June 1, 2003
Like a drunken karaoke version of a classic song, this derivative piece of filmmaking does little but blemish our memories of the magic it is trying to copy.
January 12, 2003
English-language Mexican-family version of Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman doesn't duplicate the subtleties of the original.
October 21, 2002
There's nothing original here, but the film is pleasant enough, and it's a pleasure to see Elizondo on the screen again. Pea, Obradors and Mello are fine as well.
October 15, 2002
The romantic foodie movie of the season is upon us, and a delicious dish it is.
October 2, 2002
Hector Elizondo lords over his uniquely messed-up offspring with a knowing twinkle in his eye. He's having fun, and so are we.
August 12, 2002
Despite a few adjustments, Ripoll's film largely remains faithful to the central plotting of Lee's original film, which presented a slightly familiar yet utterly charming tale of food and families.
July 31, 2002
'Tortilla Soup' gives Hector Elizondo the right recipe for his first starring role in a feature film.
June 23, 2002
Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman is faithfully adapted into Los Angeles' Mexican-American subculture in this enjoyable ensemble film.
May 9, 2002
Isn’t the delicacy that Eat Drink Man Woman was… But on the level of comfort food this remake is enjoyable enough.
March 29, 2002
If your erotic inclinations tilt toward the table, Tortilla Soup will probably offer nothing short of hardcore pleasure. If not, but see it you must, close your eyes and think of other appetites.
March 29, 2002
Tortilla Soup is bittersweet fun, but it could have been zanier had Maria Ripoll not directed it with such a ponderous, heavy hand.
March 29, 2002
The story gets all hyperactive in the last 20 minutes, but even the predictable stuff can't obliterate the simple pleasure of watching what went before.
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