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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2009
This movie has a lot of heart and soul into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 12, 2003
English-language Mexican-family version of Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman doesn't duplicate the subtleties of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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. Peña, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2002
The writers have swiped Lee's basic premise and main characters, while pretty much ignoring his skill and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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