Chef Flynn Reviews

January 25, 2019
The film doesn't quite come together.
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 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 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
"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.
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 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.