Julia (2021) - Rotten Tomatoes

Julia (2021)



Critic Consensus: Befitting the culinary aesthetic favored by the brilliant chef it honors, Julia uses fresh, simple ingredients to create a sumptuous documentary feast.

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JULIA tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and cutting-edge, mouth-watering food cinematography, the film traces Julia Child's surprising path, from her struggles to create and publish the revolutionary Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) which has sold more than 2.5 million copies to date, to her empowering story of a woman who found fame in her 50s, and her calling as an unlikely television sensation.

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Critic Reviews for Julia

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"Julia," a brisk documentary survey of Julia Child's life, is warmly admiring. This makes sense, as there's lots to admire.

November 24, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Julia" is full of irresistible clips and interviews with its subject, trilling and burbling with her trademark enthusiasm, reminding her viewers that anything was possible and that mistakes are how cooks learn.

November 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Julia is a thorough documentary, concise in a way that's ideal for the casual couch surfer. Like Child, the film's a delight, but slightly unlike her, Julia doesn't bring any new techniques to the table of biographical documentaries.

November 24, 2021 | Full Review…

A leader in America's food movement is rightfully praised and immortalized in a doc that is a pleasure to watch. You can almost smell the Coq au Vin simmering on the stove.

November 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Lots of footage from her earliest PBS shows in the 1960s plus luscious recreations of such staples as boeuf bourguignon and pear tart make for irresistible viewing.

November 22, 2021 | Full Review…

In this affectionate portrait, Child's loves, losses and triumphs, along with her skill as a businesswoman, come into sharp focus.

November 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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