Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017)

JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: April 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent serves up a smorgasbord of documentary delights for foodie film fans -- and it's a pretty good watch for non-enthusiasts too.

Daniel Neman
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Though you may be tempted, do not run screaming from "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent" after the first two minutes.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Lydia Tenaglia's alternately dreamy and gossipy documentary about celebrity chef Jeremiah Tower is heavy on the "celebrity" and frustratingly short on the "chef."

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Jeffrey Edalatpour

Tower is portrayed as a solitary figure who has never recovered from the isolation of his early, formative years.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Like his restaurants, the film is carried by Tower's personality and vision. Even if you're not into food, it's a fascinating look at a seminal moment in American cuisine, and the man who helped bring it about.

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Rebecca Tucker
Globe and Mail

An oddly compelling documentary that sheds light on an important - albeit forgotten - cornerstone of modern, contemporary cuisine.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

The film's best achievement may be the way it reminds us that restaurants have become entertainments unto themselves.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

You don't need to love chefs, or even fine food, to be impressed.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Tower indeed is living a magnificent life, which Tenaglia nearly suffocates in a creaky "Citizen Kane"-style telling ...

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Diane Carson
KDHX (St. Louis)

As profiled in Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, Tower defies easy characterization, a credit to this engrossing documentary.

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