• Released
  • August 24, 2001
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 42 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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Tortilla Soup Synopsis
A chef and his three daughters discuss their career paths and love interests at the dinner table.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

At times, the movie smacks of a standard-issue Hollywood chick flick, especially in the obligatory scene where the women bond by singing and...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Appeals to a universal appetite for stories that are as rich and warm as they are flavorful.
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75

Miami Herald

Much of the charm in Tortilla Soup comes from Elizondo as Martín. He plays the devoted patriarch so alluringly.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
English-language remakes of foreign films are usually suspect, but Tortilla Soup is the exception that proves the rule - a flavorful comedy...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Flavorful and fun. "Muy sabroso y divertido," as Martin might say.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is cast so well that the actors bring life to their predictable destinies, and Elizondo casts a kind of magical warm spell over...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
It's a resplendently basic, lovey- dovey and inside-out "King Lear."
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Its attributes and achievements are modest, but its arias, duets, and ensembles are engaging all the same.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you care more about the quality of the movie than the food, language or location, there's no choice: Order Chinese.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
The whole cast is good. It's too bad all that good work isn't in service to a better, or certainly more original, script.
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
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