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Reviews: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

hundred-foot_journey_Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: An enchanting movie about family solidarity and the soulful dimensions of cooking.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: covers too much ground and in the process loses focus on what should be its primary draw – the cuisine.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY’s pleasures may be small, but there’s certainly enough of them to help it stand out from the explosive, CGI-colored summer pack.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: A pesar de ser completamente increíble y muy blandita, te hace sentir muy bien, y merece la pena verla.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Everything that happens in The Hundred-Foot Journey is a foregone conclusion.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ is the delectable story of a talented young chef who must choose between working at his family’s restaurant and exploring the possibilities the rest of the culinary world has to offer.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Deliciously poignant, if highly improbable, spicy fairy tale for foodies…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Its appeal relies on very obvious charms. Let’s just say that I enjoyed the film, but kind of embarrassed to admit that I did.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: In desperate need of additional seasoning.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The Hundred-Foot Journey is the latest entry in the food movie genre but it might as well be called Chocolat 2: Chocolat Returns.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: when you add a sprinkling of romance, and a pinch of cultural clashes, it becomes overwhelming. Any great cook knows that simplicity is so often the most vital component in creating a good dish – and sometimes cinema is no different.
  • [New – 5/28/15] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A pleasant, easygoing adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is full of enough mouth-watering scenes of food preparation to fill a minor craving, but lacks the dramatic substance to satisfy greater appetites.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live
    • Excerpt: The Hundred-Foot Journey is about as predictable as romantic comedies get. And make no mistake, despite the erudite tone and fancy setting, Hallström and screenwriter Steven Knight (“Locke”) have made a rom-com.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: I heard the book was life-changing and inspirational…the movie is anything but.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: You’ll get a sensory charge from Lasse Hallström’s signature visual treatment of delicious plates, bowls, and pans of beautiful dishes made of fresh ingredients. Still, the film could have worked better if Knight would have stuck to a simpler formula.
  • David William Upton @ So So Gay
Updated: July 31, 2015 — 2:38 pm

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