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
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 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 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 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 16, 2014
Jon Favreau's bouncy paean to the culinary arts wins you over in a stridently upbeat, crowd-pleasing way ...
May 16, 2014
A colorful, great-looking film, with an infectious soundtrack.
May 15, 2014
Chef is lightweight, and could be seen as just a blatant attempt to cash in on the whole food-truck phenomenon, but it's so engaging that it really doesn't matter.
May 15, 2014
You know these ingredients; it's how they're served that counts.
May 15, 2014
There's nothing terribly profound about "Chef." But its message - that relationships, like cooking, take a hands-on approach - is a sweet and sustaining one.
May 15, 2014
The movie's problems aren't small: It moves slowly, meanders everywhere and never quite arrives at a destination.
May 15, 2014
There are enough satisfying flavor notes in "Chef" to make it a tasty repast, even if the film bears too much of a resemblance to the unadventurous menu the food critic pans.
May 15, 2014
Jon Favreau's charming comedy about a chef trying to carve out a living accomplishes exactly what it needs to: It makes your stomach growl, your mouth water and your brain vow to track down the nearest medianoche.
May 15, 2014
No matter how you slice it, "Chef" is authentic cuisine.
May 15, 2014
Favreau's masterly light touch as an actor hasn't yet translated to a similarly deft offhandedness behind the camera. The movie, slick and shallow, is fairly entertaining anyway.
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