Soul Kitchen Synopsis
A restaurateur (Adam Bousdoukos) faces a number of problems, including a temperamental new chef.
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85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
This is a picture whose dance steps are determined by any number of mishaps and misfortunes; like the dance floor of a great club on a good...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Who knew this German-born Turkish filmmaker could perpetrate a delirious farce-in German and Greek with good English subtitles-that doesn't...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The funky, enjoyable Hamburg-set comedy Soul Kitchen is a celebration of co-writer-director Fatih Akin's home base, a spacious, moody city...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This new picture is mainly in the spirit of fun, a loose, generally good-natured comedy with screwball overtones.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Zany screwball farce.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a party, and you're either having a good time or wondering when Akin is going to get down to business. But for an hour and a half,...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
In a fine ensemble with many well-drawn smaller characters, Bleibtreu ("Run Lola Run", "The Baader-Meinhof Complex") as the hapless brother,...
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70

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin isn't exactly known for slapstick, so Soul Kitchen has the feel of a palate cleanser. After the...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The only reason Soul Kitchen is being marketed as an "art film" in the United States is because it is subtitled. On merit, this is as...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
There are moments of fun (an aphrodisiac-laced dessert, for example), but generally the humor seems warmed-over.
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hilarious+sensitive

By denmarc
This is a sometimes hilarious film, as well as muted humor. The characters evolve over the film and what we initially expect changes. The restaurant's evolution as well as the chef's demeanor is...

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Rated NR