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  • Summary: God, Greed, and the American Dream. A tiny town in New Mexico is turned upside down when the face of Jesus Christ appears upon a tortilla. (Archangel Entertainment)
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Rory L. Aronsky
    It's hard to remain interested in everyone when they're continually shuffled around. Half-baked storylines abound.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    The film and its makers simply try too hard. Director and co-writer Judy Hecht Dumontet can't stop "helping" with overactive editing and scoring, such as tinkling bells every time the sacred tortilla is shown early on.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    As flat as a tortilla and considerably less nourishing.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    If it was simply a jokey commentary on the dangers of greed and religious fervor, Tortilla Heaven would be forgivable. But Hecht Dumontet deserves special derision for her hypocritical condescension toward Falfúrrias' simple-folk caricatures, rendering them as God-fearing dolts worthy of scorn until the patronizing finale, which tries for a spiritual uplift that's as disingenuous as it is incompetently executed.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. LJR
    Dec 25, 2010
    Excellent film. Engaging, entertaining with a coherent and compelling point of view. This film is a comedy and works as a comedy but it is artful and among the best cinema of recent years. It deserves to be taken seriously but its somewhat "subversive" view of contemporary society seems to be inviting marginalization by newspaper and magazine critics. That is a shame. Expand

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