Barbecue (2017)



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Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It's a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it's a path to salvation. Every culture has a form of barbecue. It is the pride of nations. It brings the world together. From Shisanyama in South Africa, to Engangsgrill in Sweden, people light the coals, gather, and tell their story. From the Syrian border to an outback Australian town, intimate portraits of those who stoke the flames reveal a bold vision of humanity. Journeying to 12 countries, with glorious cinematic images in 4K and a rich orchestral score, "Barbecue" is a symphony of meat and fire told in epic detail.

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Critic Reviews for Barbecue

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The imagery speaks for itself, and grill masters from around the world will learn something they didn't know.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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In these divisive times, a film that reminds us of what we have in common is a welcome addition to the queue.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

It's ethnographic filmmaking with a culinary twist, both informative and enticing.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Barbecue" isn't asking the big questions, but through the haze of sizzling meat, its subjects provide the big answers.

Jun 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Barbecue is a fascinating sociological document.

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

A picture with that rare combination of immense commercial possibility and humanistic vitality.

Mar 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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