The Taste of Things

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • As epicurean as French haute cuisine, The Taste of Things indulges our palates with an exquisite seven-course love story for the soul.
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    Wenlei MaThe Nightly (AU)
    The Taste of Things is a patient film but it’s bubbling with intensity and a great lust for the love of food and the sensuality of a lover.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    This in an Epicurean epic about loving food, loving cooking and loving doing so for someone you love. There's nothing wrong with that but whether it needs to be served over eight courses is another question.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    The tantrums and theatricality attached to the cult of the celebrity chef are enough to kill my appetite, but I found an antidote in The Taste of Things.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    My dad would've absolutely loved it... It was done with a relish, and it is poignant, and you get to like and know the characters.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    It’s beautifully choreographed and shot by director Tran Anh Hung and his cinematographer, Jonathan Ricquebourg. It’s rather too beautiful. For a woman who spends hours with her arm up a swan’s bum or gutting fish, Binoche ... is unfailingly radiant.




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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    The Taste of Things is not just a sensual experience for the characters, but for the viewer as well. And it goes beyond the food.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    “The Taste of Things” is a movie meant to make you fall in love — with the food, with the stars, with the French countryside — and it succeeds beautifully.
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    John SerbaDecider
    The Taste of Things is a sensual delight.
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    Jim Schembrijimschembri.com
    It is a slight affair, to be sure, but it certainly hits the mark as a foodie film.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    On its own terms, considering what Tran is aiming to create and what he has achieved, it is a masterful work of cinema. I believe its target audience will find it utterly entrancing.
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