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  • Summary: Master chef Kate Armstrong lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe, while contending with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer couldn't be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick.
    (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. By far the best thing about it is Zeta-Jones.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    The cynic would like to write this off as empty grown-up hooey, "Baby Boom" without an ounce of bang. But you can't do it, because the thing's so charming and frothy and delightful and sentimental and beautifully shot and well-acted and sincere that it takes a good couple of hours before you start craving real nourishment.
  3. Alas, not even Eckhart and Breslin can get Zeta-Jones to simmer.
  4. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    It's plain old lousy timing, this chronicle of a dedicated, exacting chef being released in the wake of the kitchen-centered "Ratatouille" and "Waitress." Alongside those two charmers, which beautifully demonstrate the transformative powers of food and love, No Reservations is strictly cordon blah.
  5. 50
    The movie is focused on two kinds of chemistry: of the kitchen, and of the heart. The kitchen works better.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    The kitchen action here is pretty diverting -- everybody involved seems to have boned up on their Bourdain and Buford, and having done so, sanitized what they've gleaned with Hollywood polish.
  7. It takes a winning recipe and adds some distinctly Hollywood flavors...The result is a botched job.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. AnthonyL.
    Jul 28, 2007
    Catherine Zeta Jones is incredibly stunning in this picture..amazing,well done and well directed...wonderful cinematography...great editing..10/10.
  2. LisaC.
    Aug 13, 2007
    This movie was wonderful. It was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I will definitely purchase it when it comes out on DVD.
  3. GustavoA.
    Aug 21, 2007
    I´m Brazilian and This is the best movie I see in 2007. It´s wonderful, romantic, funny. A school of make a great romancy comedy.
  4. JayH.
    Feb 6, 2008
    There isn't much original here, but the cast makes it worth watching. Catherine Zeta-Jones is very good and overcomes the predictable material. Pleasant score. Patricia Clarkson is very capable in a supporting role. It jumps around abruptly from light comedy to heavy drama too often. overall it is a satisfying film. Expand
  5. Aug 17, 2014
    Hardly risky and not with the qualities of genre classics, "No Reservations" is a good choice when you are looking for a film full of delicious food. But do not expect to be touched or impressed. You watch it today, you forget it tomorrow. Expand
  6. RienyeN
    Sep 10, 2007
    What happened here is that someone found a reel of film and decided to put something on it! The plot doesn
  7. JaredC.
    Jul 29, 2007
    This is the worst romantic comedy of all time, it has no comedy, and has no thorough storyline, it is dull. The worst movie of the year, I rather would watch Epic Movie. Expand

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