Breaking Bread

critic Reviews

, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's all shot very lovingly and you see all of the passion and the care that goes into these meals.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    Whatever Breaking Bread lacks in artistic ambition, it makes up for with its good heart, sincere intentions, and, most importantly, all of those luscious images of food.
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    Thomas FloydWashington Post
    “Breaking Bread” delivers comfort food in every sense of the expression, from the mouthwatering Middle Eastern delicacies on view to the soul-nourishing displays of peacemaking compassion.
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    Michael RechtshaffenLos Angeles Times
    Makes a mouthwatering case for dinner table diplomacy.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap
    Hawk has approached her first documentary as an unabashed passion project. Her enthusiasm, and general sense of joy, shine through clearly from start to finish.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap
    Hawk gives the event such a huge buildup that its a little disappointing when the movie ends before we can attend at length. But, of course, there are worse complaints than wishing one could return for seconds.
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    Lael LoewensteinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    An upbeat, inspiring documentary.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The journey Hawk takes us on through food heritage as well as the history of the regionand how cuisine has blended to the point where its not always possible to assign a nationality to different dishesis remarkable.
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    Chance Solem-PfeiferWillamette Week
    Breaking Bread essentially spends 80 minutes claiming that “food is the universal language.” Ironically, it’s missing a diversity of flavor.
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    Jeff MitchellPhoenix Film Festival
    Leave your politics at home but bring your appetite to this warm, sincere documentary.
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