Kings of Pastry
Kings of Pastry (2010)

Film Forum is pleased to present the U.S. theatrical premiere of KINGS OF PASTRY, by legendary documentary filmmaking team, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus (DONT LOOK BACK, MONTEREY POP, THE WAR ROOM), opening September 15. Sixteen… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The Food Network is awash with cooking- and baking-competition shows, but The Kings of Pastry operates on a much higher level.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

What makes Kings of Pastry more than a sugar-coated showcase of culinary porn is its emphasis on the individual human dramas that exist behind all of these delicacies.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Beyond the competition, "Kings of Pastry" celebrates food as an art form to be savored, not a commodity to be consumed absent-mindedly.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Documentary peeking into a high-stakes French competition will fascinate foodies.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

As satisfying as, er, pain au chocolat.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

These guys are obsessed.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The documentary proves almost as sweet as its subject.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Beyond the treats, which are complicated and no doubt mind-bending to consume, the film has its layers as well.

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Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net

... through highly skilled directing and editing, this documentary comes alive with universal concerns and emotional content.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
If you are interested in the culinary arts, you will probably like this documentary about three of the 16 chefs seeking the Maitre Ouvrier de France… More
Walter M.
"Kings of Pastry" is an interesting documentary about the Meilleur Ouvrier de France competition held once every four years with a spotlight on Jacquy… More