75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
No Reservations may not be a modern day classic but, despite the relatively small budget, it has more heart than nearly anything currently playing in multiplexes.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The romance, which commences rather gradually, is tender, but not graphic. Humor is interspersed throughout, but there also is sadness, handled seriously. Actually, it is as much a family saga as it is a romantic comedy.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's pleasant and light, though, and its emotional crises are the crust on an acceptably edible crème brulee.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Alas, not even Eckhart and Breslin can get Zeta-Jones to simmer.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Fails to offer a single moment you don't see coming but its cast is appealing, and it provides a welcome respite from young wizards, talking robots that turn into trucks and other staples of this long, hot, boy-focused summer.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's fun to see the glamorous actress turn down her movie-star flame, but it's a pity she's stuck with so many trite gestures on Kate's journey to fulfillment.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film feels miscast. Neither Zeta-Jones nor Eckhart look the least bit comfortable in a restaurant kitchen. More troubling, they look downright uncomfortable with each other.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even the food - usually the centerpiece of a restaurant movie - is oddly uninspired. Despite Zeta-Jones' best efforts, barely a moment here feels organic, or fresh.
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50

Wall Street Journal

It's plain old lousy timing, this chronicle of a dedicated, exacting chef being released in the wake of the kitchen-centered "Ratatouille" and "Waitress." Alongside those two charmers, which beautifully demonstrate the transformative powers of food and love, No Reservations is strictly cordon blah.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It takes a winning recipe and adds some distinctly Hollywood flavors...The result is a botched job.
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50 out of 100
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