February 1, 2021
A lightweight, but enjoyable film; an amuse bouche that may leave you hungry for something more substantial but still manages to satisfy.
December 4, 2020
When every conflict is quashed within minutes and the predicaments barely register concern, the power to affect audiences dwindles.
July 8, 2020
The first time you do something it might be fresh and risky, but the tenth, twentieth, you risk becoming repetitive and bland. "Chef" is about a creative personality trying to break free from a system that fosters this repetition and stagnation.
June 26, 2020
Even in the most hungry moments, Chef, as a gastronomic comedy, never fails to feed our audiovisual appetite with all its idiosyncrasies. [Full review in Spanish]
August 30, 2019
Even with an air of triviality, as Favreau hounds us with the power of today's social networking capabilities, Chef manages to engage.
June 14, 2019
The central father-son story line is not especially Michelin star-worthy, and the film as a whole will not set modern cinema ablaze.
March 5, 2019
Favreau is clearly a food buff and knows his stuff, creating in Carl a character that is believable both as a successful chef and a less successful family man.
February 1, 2019
Don't see Chef on an empty stomach. This is a film where the food is front and center (and it all looks great).
January 29, 2019
It's well-acted and more importantly, it's fun.
November 3, 2018
This is a lovely, funny, wonderfully acted film. The big problem is, it's an 80-minute movie that takes two hours. By the time you get to the real story, you're out of gas.
November 1, 2018
Jon Favreau has gone back to making the kind of movies he loves, and I graciously encourage him to continue his career with this amount of honesty and passion.
August 21, 2018
Passion oozes through this film in the same way it oozed the grilled cheese sandwich on the grill.
August 21, 2018
Using the vehicle of food, the story develops, albeit in a predictable way, that will make you laugh and give you hunger pangs at the same time.
February 21, 2018
It's a pacy, sometimes funny and inoffensive film in spite of Favreau.
November 14, 2017
Pleasing yet somewhat predictable, this film marks a sharp departure from Favreau's various blockbuster (*Iron Man*) films into something far simpler.
September 8, 2017
[Chef] is good-tasting, family friendly and down-to-earth, which is perhaps the best description of this film as it rockets to a predictable and heartwarming conclusion.
June 30, 2017
Movies don't come more mouth-watering than Chef, written, directed and starring Jon Favreau.
June 21, 2016
Favreau lets his character not only have flaws, but also allows him to grow without actually fixing those flaws.