Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market
Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market (2011)

Let Julianne Moore, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Musto and other famous (and infamous) faces take you on a fantastic voyage to New York City's legendary Florent diner. For 23 years, the all-night eatery in the city's Meat Packing District… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The interviews and vintage clips are a vivid record of an extraordinary era in the city's history.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

A briskly paced, unself-consciously edited celebration that matches the giddy vibe of its namesake.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

When Julianne Moore enthuses about the fact that kids got crayons with their meals, you have to wonder if a short film might have suited this story better.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

A unique, cherished New York restaurant and its equally singular owner are celebrated in this affectionate documentary.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

It is a touching, elegiac tale of the rise (and some would say fall) of a colorful New York neighborhood under the relentless march of gentrification.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

David Sigal's documentary may not quite manage to canonize the diner, at least not to flyover country, but it sure makes it sound like a good meal and a great time.

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