Chef Reviews

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January 5, 2015
It's such a treat to see such an endearing slice o' life in the middle of this blockbuster season. There's not a single comic book character in sight.
July 7, 2014
The result is a small, unashamedly feel-good film that makes up for what it lacks in dramatic jeopardy with gentle comedy, heartwarming family scenes, ladles of food porn, and time spent among characters you like.
July 7, 2014
Chef is a foodie-gasm of a film, directed by and starring Jon Favreau as a designer cook past his sell-by date, who goes on a road trip from Miami to Los Angeles to find his soul -- and soul food.
June 29, 2014
Chef slips a few tasty side dishes around its meat-and-potatoes main course.
June 27, 2014
Jon Favreau's enjoyable and good-natured farce is a rarity in that (as its title tells us) it takes a chef as its central character and treats his profession with something approaching respect.
June 27, 2014
Here's Chef to show us all, for now and evermore, just what a vanity project really looks like. A public service, in its way.
June 26, 2014
There's nourishment to be had, if you lower your expectations. But be warned: a lot of it is just watching Jon Favreau make toasties in a van.
June 26, 2014
A sassy and mouth-watering concoction, bursting with flavour.
June 26, 2014
Co-stars John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale try hard to be funny to prop up a filmmaker-star barely trying at all.
June 26, 2014
Chef coasts on charm and has plenty of it.
June 23, 2014
Good fun and happy, filling fare.
June 6, 2014
Chef is compelling, somewhat convincing and, according to many who know better than I, it's largely on trend.
June 5, 2014
Favreau has assembled a terrific cast for a road trip that is joyous and revelatory, all set to a great soundtrack ...
May 22, 2014
If "Chef" were a musical, you'd walk out humming the food - and you might end up doing that anyway.
May 22, 2014
Chef is filled to the brim with the kind of heart and vivacity that makes up for the film's familiar storyline
May 22, 2014
Chef is so thin and bland it doesn't even inspire contempt.
May 22, 2014
Best of all is Favreau. Instead of mass-producing another superhero epic, he has given the overfed public a dish of right-sized comfort food. Whatever he cooks up in the future, it will be hard to top "Chef."
May 19, 2014
The film's main theme, the restoration of the father-son relationship, while not very original, is sympathetically handled and young Anthony gives a winning performance as a sensible, loyal child who is able to teach his jaded father a thing or two.
May 16, 2014
The food is so lusciously photographed you can almost smell it. And the music perfectly matches the food, sensual and spicy.
May 16, 2014
Jon Favreau's bouncy paean to the culinary arts wins you over in a stridently upbeat, crowd-pleasing way ...
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