The Truffle Hunters

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Truffle Hunters explores a world most viewers will know nothing about -- with delightfully savory results.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    By putting us behind the eyes of a dog racing through the underbrush, happily going about what it understands as its work, "The Truffle Hunters" brings us to the source itself: the sniffing out, the digging, the discovery, the reward.
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    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
    It won't necessarily make you want to rush out and pay a fortune for truffles to shave over your eggs. But it will make you appreciate people whose love for something has so fully informed their lives.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    You haven't lived until you've experienced the dog cam.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    This endearing, thoroughly entertaining movie might be what we all need right now: An invitation to stop and smell the roses - or, if you're lucky, their far less showy fungal cousins.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Bracing and joyous, the film unearths complex, canine-loving characters who bicker and haggle their way into the audience's hearts.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    This is a portrait of a subculture, not an advocacy documentary.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    The film plays out a bit like a dream, as if we've stepped into a foggy, earth-toned, other-worldly space...
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    Jeffrey OverstreetLooking Closer
    These hunters, while entertaining at first in their eccentricity, ultimately remain stubbornly and annoyingly opaque.
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    Robert W. ButlerButler's Cinema Scene
    Ultimately The Truffle Hunters achieves an almost meditative state of oneness with nature. It also leaves you ravenously hungry for a dish that most of us have never tasted.
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    Cameron MeierOrlando Weekly
    The film's humor and beauty overwhelm its vagueness and tendency toward tedium.
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