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Three Stars

Three Stars (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 5

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Focusing on ten Michelin 3 Star chefs, Three Stars depicts the everyday drama of life in gourmet restaurants and includes exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes access to some of the world's most talented chefs as they work in their gastronomic laboratories, hunt for exquisite ingredients in local markets, and gather rare edible plants along rough coastlines. It reveals the business of cooking on the highest level and highlights the various kitchen routines and culinary philosophies of chefs

Unrated,

Documentary

Lutz Hachmeister

$7.5k

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (7)

Hachmeister jumps from chef to chef, country to country, sampling little soundbites or chronicling the meticulous building of a blini on an asparagus stalk, with no clear structure to give the docu momentum.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Hachmeister has a bit of food porn to offer, but undistinguished cinematography makes this aspect less indulgent than it could have been.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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A narrower focus might have helped. But serious foodies will chow down.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There's a lot about the Michelin Guide and the restaurant industry that Three Stars barely touches in its too-broad overview.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Hachmeister's understatement results in a narrative plateau somewhere in the last third of the film, and viewers who showed up hungry may become impatient.

September 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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[It] endeavors to educate by covering a lot of ground in its 90-plus minutes, which is certainly commendable, it's just not that satisfying.

December 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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The film ultimately lacks any flavor or bite.

September 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Less a luxurious cinematic meal than a generous spread of snippets and tidbits, this feast for foodies features ten mostly European-based Michelin-awarded chefs.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

As a sampler course of what it means to court the Michelin honor, Three Stars is enjoyable, but it's simply a collision of details that never entirely converge into a meaningful whole.

September 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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