Haute Cuisine
Haute Cuisine (2013)

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (Jean d'Ormesson) appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it'll certainly be an easier sell for foodie filmgoers, Haute Cuisine's beautifully filmed biopic should satisfy most viewers hungry for a beautifully filmed dramedy.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

With a title like Haute Cuisine, one can expect a high degree of gastronomic titillation. On that score, the film delivers.

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

A pleasant dramedy inspired by a true story.

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Jay Stone

It's mouth-watering, but not exactly nutritious.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Haute Cuisine" has no grand conflict or important message or really anything much that you'll remember past dinnertime, but it has abundant charm and it leaves you hungry, which is all we ask of a food movie.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"Haute Cuisine" is a bonbon, not of a full-course meal.

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist

Unlike Hortense's flavorful cooking, Haute Cuisine is aggressively bland. It's the type of French film that you'd recommend to people who think they don't like French films for being arty.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Haute Cuisine is an epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If you love France and food, separately or in combination, you will almost certainly forgive Christian Vincent's workmanlike direction, the tedious score, and the near-total absence of dramatic conflict.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A small pleasure, especially for those of us who love our "food movies."

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
A bon-bon of a film. It reminded me of Hyde Park on the Hudson in that nothing actually happens. But while Hyde Park dwelled on FDRs smarmy adulterous… More
Carlos Magalhães
Though enjoyable to watch, this film seems pointless and trivial, as it merely follows a woman in charge of preparing the meals for the President of France -… More