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Based on 36 Critics
  • The heavy plot sauce weighs down the movie. Director Lasse Hallstrom had similar buoyancy problems in 2000's bewilderingly Oscar-nominated "Chocolat." Here he lucks out big time with Mirren and Puri, two pros who know how to lift an audience over plot hurdles and turn a merely digestable diversion into a treat. show more

  • The folk-wisdom level is tolerable, just as the clich├ęs and manipulations are palatable, because the story is full of life, and free of ironic additives. show more

  • It would be curmudgeonly to count all the ways in which The Hundred-Foot Journey is unsurprising, unrealistic, unnecessary. show more

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