Chef Flynn Reviews

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.
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 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 20, 2018
Some salty talk in easygoing docu about talented young chef.
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 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.
April 9, 2018
Chef Flynn is a remarkable story of Flynn McGarry. I don't know that I would want my child to follow in Flynn's footsteps and experience his experiences. But at the end, you can't help but admire the man McGarry becomes.
March 16, 2018
Yet, even with omission, there's something intriguing about how this floppy-haired kid with a santoku didn't become the Marjoe of the kitchen.
Top Critic
March 4, 2018
It's as an ambiguous study of parenting a prodigy that the film lingers on the palate, as McGarry's mother Meg documents and manages his evolution to an obsessive, gradually oppressive degree.
January 25, 2018
In its best moments, Chef Flynn is like a real-life Ratatouille showing a great chef with an unlikely background.
January 23, 2018
The Food Network crowd will go nuts for the doc, but beyond the shots of luscious dishes, there's a pretty interesting character study here, as well.