I Like Killing Flies
I Like Killing Flies (2004)

With more than 900 items on the menu, all conjured up from scratch in a Rube Goldberg kitchen the size of a walk-in closet, Kenny Shopsin, a self-taught chef in his tiny family-owned New York City restaurant, spends his days feeding his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Tom Long
Detroit News

It celebrates individuality, hidden artistry, uncelebrated brilliance and the essence of the American spirit and is a general gas to watch.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

... an unabashedly home-cooked homage to New York eccentricity.

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Kam Williams

I like Kenny Shopsin!

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The security-camera visuals and intrusive button microphone jutting into the frame give the movie an appealing fly-on-the-wall quality, successfully capturing the old Shopsin's experience for posterity.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

An irresistible no-budget documentary.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Viewers will either like it, as I did, or hate it, based on Kenny Shopsin's abrasive, but fascinating personality.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The central figure in this exuberant documentary, a committed Freudian who probably would've tossed Freud himself out had he looked at him sideways, spouts one gem after another.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Anyone who laments the loss of an older, grittier New York ought to adore this affectionate portrait of Greenwich Village restaurant owner Kenny Shopsin.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The story is okay and at times quite entertaining, but it does not make for a compelling drama that you have to rush out and see.

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Documentary time: I Like Killing Flies. If you don't care for a restaurant owner who curses at you, questions why you didn't like his food (by… More
Wu Chouin
Interesting doc on eccentric cook in NY who lives by his own wacky rules and morals. His menu is strangely appealing.