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Based on 22 Reviews
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A big-hearted celebration of the we're-all-in-this- together American way. show more

  • 63
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    More interesting as a sociological study than successful as a movie, What's Cooking? gets more involving as it strolls along. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Her (Chadha) film tastily demonstrates that variety is the spice of not only American life, but of American cuisine. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is ensemble work at its best. show more

  • 58
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    A seven-course melodrama. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Because the stories are so skillfully threaded together, the movie doesn't feel like an exercise: Each of the stories stands on its own. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Splendid acting, a screenplay as likable as it is unpredictable, and an undercurrent of deep human generosity make this a particularly engaging comic-dramatic experience. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Lighthearted and smart enough to be one of the best Altmanesque ensemble comedies of the last couple of years. show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    This good-hearted but undersupplied ensemble piece is only appetizer-deep. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    That director and co-writer Gurinder Chadha transforms this sitcom material into a lively and charming film about the melting pot at full boil probably owes something to the fact that her own multicultural bona fides are firmly in order. show more

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