Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Holland
    90
    Pons has aimed for a performance-driven drama whose virtues are of the small-scale, low-key variety, with the director working within narrow dramatic limits as always but here doing so brilliantly.
  2. An elegant work, Food of Love is as consistently engaging as it is revealing.
  3. 60
    Stevenson's performance is at once clueless and fiercely committed, a volatile combination that pays off in the best scene: the mother of all PFLAG meetings.
  4. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    50
    A reserved coming-of-age story that overcomes flat acting and one-dimensional scene-building thanks to its lively plot.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    Once the excellent Rhys and Corunder are off-screen, the film's overall staginess and the inconsistent work of the supporting cast become glaringly apparent.
  6. 40
    Tossed by successive waves of floridity and biliousness, Food of Love finally washes up on the shores of camp.
  7. To say the least, the chemistry is lacking; equally unconvincing is the all-British cast’s attempts at American accents.
  8. 38
    Some solid performances and pretty scenery don't do much to conceal that there's a whole heap of nothing at the core of this slight coming-of-age/coming-out tale.
  9. 30
    Crushingly airless film -- Food chokes on its own depiction of upper-crust decorum.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    "Food of Love" is a dramatic film about the difficult love between people of different ages. A beautiful love story interrupted by actually."Food of Love" is a dramatic film about the difficult love between people of different ages. A beautiful love story interrupted by actually. Perhaps filme I like less is that it was shot in Barcelona and not in Rome as in the original novel, "The Page Turner" by David Leavitt. A good way to meet Kevin Bishop. Full Review »