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About the Movie
Vatel is based on the true story of an ordinary man, a decadent king and the woman caught between them.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A costume drama with far more costumes than drama.
Rotten: This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
Rotten: Surprisingly tepid.
Rotten: Further proof that all the money and technical expertise in the world are no substitutes for a good screenplay and creative direction.
This is one of the most badly marketed films in a long time. It is completely misrepresented. It is not about ‘passion, seduction, betrayal.’ It is about food, and a legendary chef, and the beginnings of French gastronomy. And it is about appetite. Excellent. A complete surprise. Fascinatingly authentic detail.