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.
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.
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.
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.
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.