Chef Flynn Reviews

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February 26, 2019
I love the free range movement and thought this was a tremendous example of it.
January 27, 2019
Eureka is the name Flynn gave his in-house restaurant and pop-ups, and it would seem the exclamation is an apt title for his still blossoming career.
January 25, 2019
The film doesn't quite come together.
December 6, 2018
Just wait for the grainy color film of the toddler version of the movie's titular chef blithely playing on the floor with his own pots and pans in fated anticipation of his future calling. It's too adorbs for words.
December 3, 2018
Because we only follow Flynn into his mid teens, we don't get to see how all this turns out, but what we do get is a portrait of a young man at a critical stage in his career, and a glimpse of the drive it takes to realise a childhood dream.
November 29, 2018
The viewer is handed carefully curated highlights, and while there's plenty here for foodies to marvel over, there's not a sophisticated portrait of Flynn and his internal drive.
November 29, 2018
The adult world of fine dining soon comes calling, overwhelming all sense of fun and play.
November 23, 2018
Flynn, who looks like a younger version of the young Christian Slater, is skinny, intense, a bit wary. If you've ever been the parent of a male adolescent - if you've ever been a male adolescent - you'll recognize him.
November 22, 2018
The proof is-sorry!-in the pudding: Flynn's dishes are elegantly composed and bursting with creativity, and the audience reactions (at least those we're privy to) are typically rapturous. The kid's got something, and that can't be bought.
November 21, 2018
It's somewhat difficult in 2018 to find rooting interest in the story of a straight white male born into a wealthy household who manages to achieve his dream at an early age.
November 20, 2018
Some salty talk in easygoing docu about talented young chef.
November 20, 2018
"Chef Flynn" seems more suited for an hour-long show on the Food Network. Its 82-minute running time, although short for a feature film, seems too bloated for this story.
November 15, 2018
Whether hitting a curveball or creating haute cuisine, there is something fascinating about watching a precocious talent at work.
November 15, 2018
Such family dynamics makes director Cameron Yates' film something of a failure as a conventional food documentary. But it's that very tension that makes the material work as nonfiction drama.
November 14, 2018
What sets this lively, engaging doc apart is that we see Flynn become a culinary star through the eyes of his mother.
November 9, 2018
... acknowledges its subject's talent while keeping the material honest rather than hagiographic.
November 9, 2018
"Chef Flynn" is an engaging documentary about McGarry's boy-to-man journey, which concludes as he prepares to open his own restaurant in Manhattan.
November 9, 2018
For a film whose subject rightfully demands to be seen as more than just a kid, Chef Flynn does way too much coddling.
November 7, 2018
At times, Cameron Yates appears to be too protective of his subjects, which somewhat neuters the drama of the narrative.
August 29, 2018
An undercurrent of familial tension... adds a considerable amount of spice to an already admirably constructed dish.
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