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Three Stars (2012)

Three Stars

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 2
Rotten: 7

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 221

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Documentary
Directed By:
Written By:
Lutz Hachmeister
In Theaters:
Box Office:
$7.5k
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Three Stars

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.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Hachmeister has a bit of food porn to offer, but undistinguished cinematography makes this aspect less indulgent than it could have been.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A narrower focus might have helped. But serious foodies will chow down.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

There's a lot about the Michelin Guide and the restaurant industry that Three Stars barely touches in its too-broad overview.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

[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.

Full Review… | December 21, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The film ultimately lacks any flavor or bite.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
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.

Full Review… | September 24, 2012
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.

Full Review… | September 19, 2012
Slant Magazine

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