Le Chef
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Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (MichaŽl Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier), the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant, Cargo Lagarde. Matter is plotting to destroy Lagarde's reputation so that he'll have grounds to fire Lagarde and move the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"About as exciting as the PBJ and flat diet soda I just had for lunch."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"It's meant to be a soufflť-light charmer, but the bland, predictable French comedy Le Chef basically falls flat."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"If you laugh, Le Chef is working. If you cringe, it's best to walk out and request a refund."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"Le Chef isn't breaking any cinematic barriers here, but sometimes leaving the theatre with a smile on your face is haut satisfaction enough."
‑ Josh Kupecki, Austin Chronicle
"A frothy, only mildly amusing aperitif..."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The film's payoff is about as novel as a scoop of lemon sorbet."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"It's definitely not love at first sight for this odd couple, which makes for good laughs, but their love of food and life enables them to find the right mix of ingredients for a very funny movie."
‑ Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
"A cinematic meal that goes down fairly easily, but isn't tasty enough to be memorable."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"I'd love just about any truly toothsome comedy about French cuisine that convinces, but in this case, I'll go American and say Jon Favreau's Chef does a far finer job with everything on the menu."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"This is a charming comedy enhanced by a gorgeous woman, RaphaŽlle Agogue. MichaŽl Young's scene as a geisha is a tour-de-force worth the price of admission."
‑ Tony Medley, Tolucan Times
"An amusing soufflť of a comedy that pokes fun at foodies while honoring the art of those who cook for them."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
""Le Chef" may not be a masterpiece, but it's nonetheless a treat."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"As insubstantial and flavorless as one of the newfangled molecular dishes that Lagarde so vehemently despises."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Very light French foodie comedy, seasoned with a touch of romance, that never quite boils over into farce."
‑ Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
"Audiences looking to enhance their cinematic diet with new and exciting flavors should look elsewhere."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
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