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El Bulli: Cooking In Progress Reviews

July 24, 2012
For those of us who don't have an deep interest in freeze-drying, 'El Bulli' is astonishingly, sub-'Masterchef' dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2011
You leave "Cooking in Progress" with respect for a man who followed his vision, and with fascination at the idea of food as artistic expression.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2011
If you're passionate (and open-minded) about food, you'll be fascinated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2011
If your idea of fine dining is pumpkin meringue sandwiches, bone marrow tartare with oysters, tea shrimp with caviar anemones, and ice vinaigrette with tangerines and green olive, then by all means make haste to El Bulli.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 29, 2011
Offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at the Spanish restaurant hailed as the most influential eatery in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2011
We're made to marvel at slow-cooked, freeze-dried, unappetizingly bagged food, the way some mushrooms, when delicately sliced, evoke fruit and some crustaceans resemble side-sleeping snooze-bar slappers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 10, 2011
El Bulli becomes a haunting celebration of the human desire to turn food into art - even if the results are consciously insane.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 5, 2011
El Bulli barely registers a pulse stronger than a book's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 5, 2011
A fascinating observational doc about the most famous restaurant in the world.
August 4, 2011
The flat camerawork and lack of a story beyond the framework of six months in the city lab and six months at El Bulli gives us little to sink our teeth into.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 28, 2011
For hardcore foodies, El Bulli offers a clear, unvarnished look at the master at work.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 27, 2011
It's a sluggish portrait that neither captures nor replicates the dazzle, pacing and polish of an El Bulli meal. Check, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 27, 2011
A tasty documentary by Gereon Wetzel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2011
"What matters is that it's magical, that it opens up a new path," Adria reminds. Cooking in Progress is, in fact, all magic and no path
July 26, 2011
Anyone looking for the lowdown on haute cuisine will be sorely disappointed: devoid of emotion, context or narrative, the baffling avant-garde techniques and extreme politesse of the lab become oppressively dull.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 3, 2011
Immaculately crafted.