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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is engaging but also has a certain creaking familiarity. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Not hurting matters for foreign and Indian film devotees, the film features two icons of Indian cinema, Madhur Jaffrey and Naseeruddin Shah. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As a movie, Today's Special is only just OK. What saves it, as it saves so very many things, is the garam masala. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Charming and mouthwatering. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A modest but extremely enjoyable movie. show more

  • 60
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and routine dish with reasonably tasty flavor. show more

  • 40
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    It has sufficient flavor to perform relatively well in markets with significant South Asian populations or amongst serious foodies who'll flock to anything remotely germane to their passion. show more

  • 67
    Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly

    The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker (Jess Weixler) hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal. show more

  • 70
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    Appealing restaurant comedy. show more

  • May 12, 2012 Jo Jo, sr
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    Wonderful, feel-good movie with loveable characters and sweet story line.

  • November 27, 2010 Nandresakes
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    excellent film. go see it....

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