Merci Pour le Chocolat
Merci Pour le Chocolat (2000)

Claude Chabrol directed this well-crafted thriller, which recalls the style and themes of his best-known work of the 1960s. Marie-Claire "Mika" Muller (Isabelle Huppert), who has inherited control of a large and successful Swiss… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boasting a masterful performance by Huppert, Merci Pour Le Chocolat is a suspenseful psychological thriller.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

We can rejoice that he carries on, breathes his profession as his native air, makes pictures of varying quality but persistently makes them.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's enough to watch Huppert scheming, with her small, intelligent eyes as steady as any noir villain, and to enjoy the perfectly pitched web of tension that Chabrol spins.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Predictable? Maybe, but for artists like these the motivation is always more important than the act itself.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

A tasty appetizer that leaves you wanting more.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Merci Pour le Chocolat has a restraint and rigor that we don't see in commercial American films, the kind that a director creates when he has no interest in sentimentality or in soliciting the audience's favor.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The ensemble cast all sparkled.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

An elegant, exquisitely modulated psychological thriller.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

A sun-drenched masterpiece, part parlor game, part psychological case study, part droll social satire.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Weighty and ponderous but every bit as filling as the treat of the title.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=red]Watching a Claude Chabrol film is like walking along, looking up at the sky for UFO's while not seeing the wall, that… More
Emily B.
A somewhat average thriller from Chabrol. It starts out well enough, but losses it towards the end and ultimately leaves too many questions unanswered. However… More