No Reservations

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

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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, whileMaster 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.
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Score distribution:
  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: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Agreeably prepared and attractively presented, this remake of the tasty 2001 German feature "Mostly Martha" bears too many earmarks of Hollywood packaging and emotional button-pushing, but doesn't go far wrong by closely sticking to the original's smart story construction.
  3. 63
    It's handsomely shot by Stuart Dryburgh and nicely acted, and if it tastes a bit bland, you'll soon forget that, along with just about everything else about it.
  4. Even the food - usually the centerpiece of a restaurant movie - is oddly uninspired. Despite Zeta-Jones' best efforts, barely a moment here feels organic, or fresh.
  5. 50
    No Reservations succeeds as well as it does (kinda sorta) by virtue of Zeta-Jones' performance.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    50
    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: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. LisaC.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    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.
  2. TreyD.
    Aug 20, 2007
    10
    The best movie I haven't seen all year. You should definitely go see it. Totally recommendable.
  3. GustavoA.
    Aug 21, 2007
    10
    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. TellyG.
    Jul 29, 2007
    8
    I actually like this movie, and I'm not one for romantic comedies.
  5. JayH.
    Feb 6, 2008
    6
    There isn't much original here, but the cast makes it worth watching. Catherine Zeta-Jones is very good and overcomes the predictable 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
  6. HansE.
    Jul 29, 2007
    5
    You'll know what's going to happen in the first five minutes. Zeta-Jones lacks any sort of charm, but Abagail Breslin sparkles. You'll know what's going to happen in the first five minutes. Zeta-Jones lacks any sort of charm, but Abagail Breslin sparkles. Save this one for DVD and take your date to Waitress, Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Jul 29, 2007
    0
    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 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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