Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Rory L. Aronsky
    50
    It's hard to remain interested in everyone when they're continually shuffled around. Half-baked storylines abound.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    30
    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
    20
    As flat as a tortilla and considerably less nourishing.
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    10
    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 Falf├║rrias' 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.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. LJR
    Dec 25, 2010
    10
    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. Full Review »
  2. JayH.
    Oct 11, 2008
    5
    Sillier than it needs to be, sporadically amusing but it has a good cast. Poor score. The writing is below average. It was watchable, but also quite forgettable. Full Review »
  3. PeterL.
    Jun 3, 2007
    0
    These reviews are hilariously fake. I feel sorry for filmmakers who are so desperate for someone to see their movie that they resort to leaving positive reviews on Metacritic, a site that reports that anyone with half a brain in their head hates the flick. Sorry guys, this movie is totally worthless. Full Review »