Miramax Films | Release Date: February 9, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 24 Critics
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63
Its heart and head are in the right place, but its feet and hands aren't busy enough.
100
A civilized delight.
75
Nothing overly dramatic happens during the course of The Taste of Others but the characters prove to be engaging and their quite real human emotions are enough to carry it.
90
This is what Woody Allen movies might be like if they were not ruled by narcissism, pretentious point-scoring, cheap observations, and Woody's peculiar speech patterns.
75
A tad slow by American standards, but so extremely well-acted and emotionally truthful, it's right up there with "In the Mood for Love" as prime romantic fare for the Valentine's Day weekend.
80
NewsweekJeff Giles
A very funny movie, full of eccentric, deadpan little moments. What's more, it resonates, and has subtle, tender and acute things to say about romance, art, class and -- why not? -- interior decorating. It's a winning tribute to the flighty Aphrodite.
75
For everyone who has ever asked, "What on earth do they see in each other?"
80
A wonderfully generous spirit. It's a film about cultural yearning and fearless love.