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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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  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 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. MartaG.
    Mar 18, 2007
    10
    This movie is magical and beautiful! I loved the acting and the actors. It was amazing to see all those brown faces in a movie. Everyone is Latin or Native American. We all need to go see the movie. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. MariaL.
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    This movie is inspirational. Finally we see Latinos not as maids and drug dealers but as people. This film is about community, food and faith! I loved it and so did my boyfriend. Expand
  4. AnaR.
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    Tortilla Heaven made me hungry for my mom's food! I loved this movie. Very magic and fun. And what a great cast and music!!! Two thumbs up -- me and my boyfriend! Expand
  5. DelfineZ.
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    Tortilla Heaven is a whimsical family tale set in a small Mexican-American town in New Mexico. There is not another film like this one out there. Let's all support this movie! Collapse
  6. AnnS.
    Mar 25, 2007
    9
    What a sweet movie. In these cynical times its nice to see a movie that has a good message. Loved all our favorite actors like George Lopez and Miguel Sandoval. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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