Miramax Films | Release Date: December 15, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
64
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 31 Critics
Positive:
22
Mixed:
7
Negative:
2
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100
It's tantalizing, delectable and randy, a movie of melting eroticism and toothsome humor.
91
It's built of such exquisite craft -- the acting, the decor, the photography, the music -- that to refuse it is to refuse the very sensations that draw us to art, romance and maybe even life itself.
80
Chocolat is a seriocomic plea for tolerance, gift-wrapped in the baby blue colors of a fairy tale and served up with a sybaritic smile.
80
It's so easy to be mesmerized by Chocolat's brilliant indulgences that one abandons reason altogether.
75
A bittersweet confection that few holiday filmgoers will be able to resist, thanks to melt-in-your-mouth performances by Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina and Judi Dench.
75
May not be deep, but it certainly is lip-smacking.
63
Too bad Chocolat isn't as seductive as its leading lady.
63
Certainly satisfies our hunger for a light, bright dessert, yet it may leave you hungry for more.
63
Has an unerring capacity for going soft whenever a hard edge is called for.