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Kitchen Stories Review

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

  • 4.0
    75

    out of 100

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

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The icy whimsy of Kitchen Stories is certainly well sustained, but you don't laugh at the movie so much as wait for the joke to thaw.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The movie's gentle humor and offbeat whimsy prove that humanity trumps bureaucratic foolishness, in Norway or anywhere else.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Some comedies make you laugh out loud. This one makes you smile inwardly, but often.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    In the wonderfully droll Kitchen Stories, Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer takes an already inspired premise and weaves it into a spry absurdist comedy that also manages to find some considerable warmth.

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