• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 35 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
  • 10 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An unknown country cook (Catherine Frot) becomes the French president's personal chef.

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80

The Dissolve

By Tasha Robinson
A warm and enjoyable small-scale film.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
"Witty and brisk" is not the name of a French breakfast cereal, but it does describe a certain brand of French film, the type that...
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80

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer Étienne Comar, aided by Frot's quiet intensity, imbue Hortense's quest to pull off culinary...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Haute Cuisine is light on plot, long on flavor and deliciously French.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Its restraint is its strength. The focus on a woman's passionate hard work without need of marital-status back story is refreshing.
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67

The Playlist

By Kimber Myers
Unfortunately, the film itself is so determinedly middle-brow with little to dislike other than how eager it is to please and how wary it...
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67

The A.V. Club

By A.A. Dowd
Narrowness of focus keeps the movie from becoming bloated with self-importance, but it also leaves it feeling a little inconsequential.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A bonbon, not of a full-course meal. Foodies will smack their lips over many delectable shots of victuals prepared by the film's engaging...
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
As flatly directed by Christian Vincent, Haute Cuisine is a reserved, très simple tale that raises the occasional smile and tummy rumble...
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief strong language.