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Tortilla Soup Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 23, 2001
An OK dish.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
August 23, 2001
A mushy, shortcut-laden yawn quite apart from the film from which it stole its material.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
August 30, 2001
Predictable as a fast-food restaurant.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
August 31, 2001
Like most Americanized versions of foreign films, Tortilla Soup is both unnecessary and inferior to the original.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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+
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 24, 2001
Acting like a family sitcom contrived for a TV food channel, Tortilla Soup should have been released as a menu.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
August 28, 2001
Feels instantly dated, distinguishable from EDMW only by some attractive close-ups of avocado.
Greg Muskewitz
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
Kim Morgan
November 2, 2001
Substitutes interesting food for intriguing or even likable characters.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
December 29, 2001
A remake that follows the original point by point but is nevertheless far less satisfying.
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
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.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
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
Joyce Slaton
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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