City Of Gold Reviews

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April 1, 2016
Gabbert's film is part portrait, part city symphony. It celebrates Gold as a fixture of his native Los Angeles and L.A. as in thrall to its stalwart guide.
April 1, 2016
There's an honesty in what Gold writes and the way he writes it, which is why his words have so much impact. The film has a similar impact to one of his reviews.
March 31, 2016
Toronto audiences may be too far removed to get much from Gold's Pulitzer Prize-winning taco panegyrics, but the film still works as an examination of the role of the critic in the age of Yelp.
March 31, 2016
If you opt to see the film, and you should, I suggest you grab a bite before, or make plans to grab one right after, because this is certainly going to make you hungry.
March 30, 2016
It's kinda fun going along with Gold while he makes his way to apparently nondescript malls to eat dishes from remote areas of China, Mexico and Korea. And he definitely does love his city.
March 25, 2016
It's a documentary that is ostensibly a profile of a man, but is really about the vibrant city he inhabits, beyond the Hollywood sheen and the grit of Compton.
March 24, 2016
"City of Gold" is a love poem to the Los Angeles food scene and to the man who made it his mission...to eat.
March 24, 2016
It's a neat little bit of hagiography, dwelling fondly on his quirks, but that's OK. For people who want to taste the world, Gold is a patron saint.
March 24, 2016
A colorful and loving tribute to the kinds of restaurants that food critics once ignored - and a few fancy places as well.
March 24, 2016
As cultural archaeology, unearthing the relationship between food and a city, food and a critic, a city and a critic and a swirling stew of all the above, it's fantastic.
March 24, 2016
While the film's formula gets repetitive, little revelations peppered throughout keep it engaging.
March 24, 2016
City of Gold then comes off as something of a puff piece. But when snatches of his poetic reviews are read in voiceover, it's clear that at least some of that puffery is well deserved.
March 24, 2016
Gold's writing sparkles much like his namesake, and often reading it is as delicious as some of the dishes he samples. Gabbert's new movie is a tasty morsel in and of itself.
March 23, 2016
City of Gold isn't quite as mouth-watering as other recent foodie documentaries such as The Search for General Tso or Deli Man, which may speak more to this writer's own palate than anything else.
March 23, 2016
A pure and pleasant celebration of the man and his work, the latter of which achieves something approaching anthropological profundity by its humble, loving attention to culinary detail.
March 23, 2016
It's a pleasing and informative ride-along with a subject whose passions have coincided with the truth.
March 21, 2016
It may only offer an illusion of understanding its subjects, but it suggests that Gabberts has full comprehension, which may also be an illusion but is good enough either way.
March 21, 2016
As Gabbert follows Gold from hot-dog stand to strip-mall restaurant to a meeting at Momofuku, what becomes clear is that she's using him as a lens to expose the richness of American culture.
March 17, 2016
Gold's decades of writing on LA's food scene are as much a story of immigration and the American dream as they are tacos and curry - and they'll make you very, very hungry.
March 17, 2016
City Of Gold takes something of a once-over-lightly approach to Gold's life, sprinkling little bits of his biography throughout ...
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