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.

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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