The Menu

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • While its social commentary relies on basic ingredients, The Menu serves up black comedy with plenty of flavor.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Stylishly photographed by Peter Deming, The Menu becomes increasingly creepy with each new course.
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    Hannah StrongMonocle
    I don't think I necessarily felt satisfied by the climax of this film, but it's a very stylish affair. I very much enjoyed being in the world it's set in. It left me hungry for more, I guess.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    The marvelous, multitalented Ralph Fiennes is the best thing on the menu in this clever culinary delight.
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    Max WeissBaltimore Magazine
    Foodie culture is slayed, literally, in this expert black comedy.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Entertaining and slight. It's an amuse-bouche, not the whole meal.
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    Alison HermanThe Ringer
    Marketed as an upscale spin on horror, The Menu interrogates a culture that has taken the chef from faceless grunt to something of a cult leader.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    A savage, savvy and scathingly amusing satire about coveting $1250-a-head meals but letting the workers behind them slice, steam, stir and sweat through upscale kitchen drudgery.
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    Leila LatifMonocle
    I think it all gets squandered by trying to shovel it into satire.
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    Nick JohnstonVanyaland
    Like the appetizers, entrees, and apertifs so lovingly filmed here, The Menu is a fetish object styled as an indulgent antidote to unearned pretension, one meant to be appreciated, not to be enjoyed.
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    Javier OcañaEl Pais (Spain)
    With limited depth, but effervescent. [Full review in Spanish]
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