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Tortilla Heaven
A tightly knit New Mexico community devoted to God, family, and fresh Mexican food is unexpectedly thrust into the national spotlight when the face of Jesus Christ appears on a tasty tortilla as the owner and head cook prepares for the Sunday lunch rush. Isidor Navarro (José Zuņiga) is the owner and proprietor of Tortilla Heaven -- a modest Mexican restaurant located in the remote town of Falfurrias. Though Tortilla Heaven may indeed have the best food in all of New Mexico, the only people aware of the restaurant are the 72 other residents who live in Falfurrias. All of that changes one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"As flat as a tortilla and consid-erably less nourishing."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"For all of its flaws and shortcomings, Tortilla Heaven can't help but be charming and undeniably entertaining."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Christianity Today
"If Tortilla Heaven is supposed to be a more serious exploration of faith and greed it's a total failure, given that it doesn't address a single question it raises with any depth."
‑ Jim Hemphill,
"This modest little parable from director/cowriter Judy Hecht Dumontet is a variation on an old theme"
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"The film and its makers simply try too hard. Director and co-writer Judy Hecht Dumontet can't stop 'helping' with overactive editing and scoring."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"Oh how I wanted to like "Tortilla Heaven." Really like it. Saturday-afternoon-movie like it."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"A well-meaning and hard-fought project that begins as a wacky small-town fable and veers disastrously into a leaden satire of religion and capitalism."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Like a piece of fast food: it's simple and painless - even tasty at times - but it's not overly nutritious."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"[A] clumsy family comedy."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"This corn Tortilla is an undercooked mess."
‑ Jeff Giles,
"Tortilla Heaven is a consistently engaging motion picture, made with obvious love for the isolated location and for the spirit of a supportive community."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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