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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is stiff and schmaltzy and clumsily directed. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Offers traditional cinematic gab about marital status, sexual orientation, nationality and degree of fulfillment. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Marinated in clichés and mawkish dialogue. show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though clearly well-intentioned, this cross-cultural soap opera is painfully formulaic and stilted. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    Adobo doesn't exoticize the culture so much as leaven it with a sense of ordinariness. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    An intimate, good-humored ethnic comedy like numerous others but cuts deeper than expected. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Tries to cram too many ingredients into one small pot. show more

  • 40
    Andy Klein New Times (L.A.)

    The film is reasonably entertaining, though it begins to drag two-thirds through, when the melodramatic aspects start to overtake the comedy. show more

  • 30
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    As the film loses its grip on its multiple stories, the title begins to suggest an overheated stew bubbling out of its pot. By the end of the film, the intersecting dramas and histrionic performances have spilled all over the floor, so to speak. show more

  • 20
    Paul Malcolm L.A. Weekly

    The film's failings are only highlighted by the fact that while, occasionally, we're granted real glimpses of interior lives, largely emanating from de Leon, Davao and Picache, those lives are never given the chance to take shape. show more

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