88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Even if you don't give a shiitake mushroom about food, there's much to savor in this lively comedy with dramatic aftertastes.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It hooks you up, happily, to your inner top chef.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is blissful moviemaking. Much of the pleasure we have in watching it comes from seeing Tucci and, obviously, Streep connect.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
One can’t help but wonder if Ephron would’ve been better off focusing exclusively on Child: She’s simply more interesting screen company.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Few movies are as delightful as Julie & Julia.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Spiced with plenty of humor and affection.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Meryl Streep -- at her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy Julie & Julia.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As enjoyable as this foodie movie is, you wish it would take a deeper, more nuanced measure of the women who, in two different eras, star in the movie's kitchens.
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70

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Streep is the most important ingredient in this recipe.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Strangely, though, there isn't enough for one movie, and the first clue to why lurks in the title's ampersand, a sort of linguistic duct tape holding together two stories that never really function as one.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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