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Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles may try to work in a few too many ingredients, but it's still a fun watch for fans of food documentaries. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

Celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi assembles a star-studded team of the world's most innovative pastry chefs to put on a Versailles-themed culinary gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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Steve Robillard
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Jeff Frey
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Critic Reviews for Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (7)

  • Shrewdly balances a careful juggling act between allowing us to celebrate the breathtaking edible artworks that the film documents, while simultaneously demanding we question the broader social, cultural and economic symbolism of such work

    December 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is frustratingly light on the palace's history. Not until the bitter end does Gabbert try to inject a little social commentary into what has largely been a de luxe cooking show.

    December 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A more nuanced documentary - one that didn't just feel like evidence of an event that happened at a museum, but a work of art unto itself - might have made a meal out of such ideas, rather than just offering them for dessert.

    September 28, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • For such a sweet film, "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • In its attempt to cram too many narratives and subjects into too short of a running time, it ends up coming across as both overstuffed and oddly undernourished.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • At a time when we are truly questioning how the cultural sausage is made, and there's a wannabe Sun King set on installing himself in the White House in perpetuity, this confectionary seems a little stale and tasteless.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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