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Tortilla Soup Reviews

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November 1, 2001
With its hammy moments and unending cuteness, Tortilla Soup is comfort food where Eat Drink Man Woman was spicier and more exotic.
August 23, 2001
An OK dish.
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.
August 23, 2001
A mushy, shortcut-laden yawn quite apart from the film from which it stole its material.
August 30, 2001
Predictable as a fast-food restaurant.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2001
Like most Americanized versions of foreign films, Tortilla Soup is both unnecessary and inferior to the original.
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
November 27, 2001
Try as the actors do, the script doesn't seem to create an organic sense of family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
August 21, 2001
Certainly isn't indigestible, but by comparison to its more savory source, it's considerably less than mouth-watering.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 24, 2001
Acting like a family sitcom contrived for a TV food channel, Tortilla Soup should have been released as a menu.
August 28, 2001
Feels instantly dated, distinguishable from EDMW only by some attractive close-ups of avocado.
October 1, 2001
The whole movie feels like sloppy second helpings to Lee's much more superior original (and neater) concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2001
Substitutes interesting food for intriguing or even likable characters.
December 29, 2001
A remake that follows the original point by point but is nevertheless far less satisfying.
March 24, 2002
The recipe is the same; why does it taste so different? Marķa Ripoll reheats the zesty stew of Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman; the result is more sugar than spice.
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
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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 2, 2011
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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