Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    A bonbon, not of a full-course meal. Foodies will smack their lips over many delectable shots of victuals prepared by the film's engaging protagonist, a provincial woman chosen to cook for the president of France. As a story, though, it's insubstantial - there's conflict here, but it feels perfunctory.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    Haute Cuisine proves the limits of cinema: It’s a movie that needs Taste-o-Vision.
  3. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    As flatly directed by Christian Vincent, Haute Cuisine is a reserved, très simple tale that raises the occasional smile and tummy rumble but keeps hiccuping because of the drawn-out parallel story about her subsequent tour of duty.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Garrett
    Sep 17, 2013
    40
    The film’s Antarctic framing device (wait, what?) feels unearned and distracting, regardless of its veracity. But there’s plenty to behold, including a killer Gâteau Saint-Honoré.
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  1. Oct 5, 2013
    8
    Haute Cuisine is a charming, excellently paced, and well written film. Foodies and especially those who admire French cuisine will get a greatHaute Cuisine is a charming, excellently paced, and well written film. Foodies and especially those who admire French cuisine will get a great deal out of this film. But even those not particularly atuned to fine French cooking will enjoy this film about a female chef hired by the French President for his private kitchen, and her adventures with the male cooks and chefs of the main kitchen. But this is handled in a very sophisticated manner, without temper tantrums and underhanded activities between the parties. Full Review »