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Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
As a movie, Today's Special is only just OK. What saves it, as it saves so very many things, is the garam masala.
75
Charming and mouthwatering.
75
A modest but extremely enjoyable movie.
70
Not hurting matters for foreign and Indian film devotees, the film features two icons of Indian cinema, Madhur Jaffrey and Naseeruddin Shah.
70
Appealing restaurant comedy.
67
The cooking scenes are fun, but Samir's reawakening and romance with a co-worker (Jess Weixler) hold about as many surprises as a prix fixe meal.
60
This full, sweet comedy, adapted by star Aasif Mandvi from an Off-Broadway play, has a city flavor and a wry take on familial obligations.
60
An overall lack of adventurousness negates any genuine sense of surprise, but credit this Indian-themed indie for spicing up a familiar and routine dish with reasonably tasty flavor.
50
The film is engaging but also has a certain creaking familiarity.
40
Boxoffice Magazine
It has sufficient flavor to perform relatively well in markets with significant South Asian populations or amongst serious foodies who'll flock to anything remotely germane to their passion.

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