100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's tantalizing, delectable and randy, a movie of melting eroticism and toothsome humor.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
May not be deep, but it certainly is lip-smacking.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A charming trifle, beautifully filmed in a Currier & Ives setting, with buttery-smooth performances from Binoche and Depp, and enough good tidings in its nougat center to get you through the holidays.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A bittersweet confection that few holiday filmgoers will be able to resist, thanks to melt-in-your-mouth performances by Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina and Judi Dench.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is charming and whimsical, and Binoche reigns as a serene and wise goddess.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's as agreeably sweet as advertised, with a particularly yummy performance by Juliette Binoche.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Too bad Chocolat isn't as seductive as its leading lady.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

A lighthearted fable with jarring scenes of violence and halfhearted stabs at mystical realism, its saving grace is its gooey center, the luminous Binoche.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Never enough goodies to keep the two-hour running time from seeming like three.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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