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Caramel Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    70

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's refreshing for a romantic comedy not to follow the formula by rote. I only wish I could be as enthusiastic about the amount of screen time accorded to certain characters who are more tedious than endearing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Warm-hearted and accessible, it could benefit from good word of mouth in a limited art house run, particularly among audiences who like their rom-coms laced with foreign ingredients.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    All but one of the actresses in Caramel are nonprofessionals -- not unprofessional, just untrained in the craft -- and they are, to a woman, enchanting. So is this Lebanese comedy.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Caramel is a sweeter and more believable version of "Steel Magnolias," Middle Eastern style.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A Lebanese variation on sweetly soapy dramas about Women Who Bond With Wet Hair.

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