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Kings of Pastry Reviews

November 14, 2016
The makers are left, finally, a few cookies short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2010
The Food Network is awash with cooking- and baking-competition shows, but The Kings of Pastry operates on a much higher level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 3, 2010
Documentary peeking into a high-stakes French competition will fascinate foodies.
December 3, 2010
The documentary proves almost as sweet as its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2010
What makes Kings of Pastry more than a sugar-coated showcase of culinary porn is its emphasis on the individual human dramas that exist behind all of these delicacies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2010
As satisfying as, er, pain au chocolat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2010
Beyond the treats, which are complicated and no doubt mind-bending to consume, the film has its layers as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2010
Everything these men make - no women have ever competed for the pastry MOF - looks so mouth-watering that no one should dare watch this film on even a half-empty stomach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2010
Without being flip, the filmmakers endeavor to expose absurdity (can there really be that much nuance to the perfect cream puff?) and encourage skepticism, especially around the variables of judging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2010
It's a good bet any cocky contestant on Top Chef would keel over from the rigors of the challenge, the rituals of which are treated with fervent concentration by these meticulous artistes with their piping bags and spun-sugar sculptures.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 16, 2010
In a pressure-cooker environment, Pennebaker and Hegedus' moderately engaging but ultimately unsatisfying documentary feels disappointingly lukewarm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2010
How sweet it is!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2010
You'll be surprised by how devastating the collapse of a chocolate tower can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2010
Despite the colorful, epic dessert sculptures on display, the film isn't much to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2010
Though Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's food-fetishizing documentary offers a welcome break from the sensibilities and manufactured crises of Bravo and TLC shows, it, too, squanders opportunities to go beyond easily digested human-interest drama.
July 6, 2010
Building up to the tension-filled final cook-off, the helmers introduce a trio of top candidates, observing their training methods and motivations.