75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A modest but extremely enjoyable movie.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Charming and mouthwatering.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a movie, Today's Special is only just OK. What saves it, as it saves so very many things, is the garam masala.
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70

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Appealing restaurant comedy.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Not hurting matters for foreign and Indian film devotees, the film features two icons of Indian cinema, Madhur Jaffrey and Naseeruddin Shah.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker (Jess Weixler) hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal.
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60

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and routine dish with reasonably tasty flavor.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is engaging but also has a certain creaking familiarity.
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
It has sufficient flavor to perform relatively well in markets with significant South Asian populations or amongst serious foodies who'll flock to anything remotely germane to their passion.
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57 out of 100
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