Chef (2014)

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 30, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chef's charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful -- if familiar -- treat.

Craig Offman
Globe and Mail

Chef is compelling, somewhat convincing and, according to many who know better than I, it's largely on trend.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

If "Chef" were a musical, you'd walk out humming the food - and you might end up doing that anyway.

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

It's incredibly sweet, but still perplexing with its dashes of bitter.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Favreau has assembled a terrific cast for a road trip that is joyous and revelatory, all set to a great soundtrack ...

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Chef is so thin and bland it doesn't even inspire contempt.

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

It's 20 minutes too long and a hair too manipulative, but Favreau is so intent on delivering a pleasurable experience that it almost seems unfair to hold his excesses against him.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a refreshing change of pace from typical summer fare, a story not framed around the skeleton of an old TV series or designed as a tie-in to Hasbro toys.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Best of all is Favreau. Instead of mass-producing another superhero epic, he has given the overfed public a dish of right-sized comfort food. Whatever he cooks up in the future, it will be hard to top "Chef."

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Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times

Whatever you do, don't go to see Chef on an empty stomach -- it's a feel-good foodie film that will have you salivating within minutes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Drake Tsui
A modern telling of a familiar feel-good formula. The film focuses on the familial relationship of Casper and his son while preaching the importance of finding… More
Apeneck Fletcher
On the other side of the street, restaurant-wise quite literally, comes this gem of a little poem to not just food preparation, but to what food does, which is… More
Kase Vollebregt
A feel good film with no surprises, 'Chef' reminds us that it's still okay to just sit back and enjoy a film, even though you know you… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A great, heartfelt film, Chef is a feast for the senses that features a slew of funny moments and a talented cast. It leaves you feeling uplifted and, as to be… More
Everett Johnson
Jon Fevreau has been making nothing but big movies here lately in his career. So it's nice to see him go back to a smaller drama, especially one where he… More
danny d
i really loved this film. too often, films create a false sense of drama and dilemma to establish tension, they force plot elements through zaney mishaps or… More