Reviews

Oct 24, 2021
Bourdain didn't seek fame, fame found him and he viewed it as a required semi-evil component in the success of his mission. He was the genuine article; a man who inspired millions of people to stretch beyond their comfort zones and take chances.
Oct 22, 2021
While Roadrunner is incredibly intimate and incisive, Anthony Bourdain remains as enigmatic and impenetrable as ever.
Sep 15, 2021
Melville Norville delves into Bourdain's suicide in this absorbing, perceptive, empathetic documentary.
Sep 10, 2021
Maybe next time the quote-unquote documentary filmmaker could seek out an interview with the person he all but accuses of driving his subject to suicide.
Sep 8, 2021
Bourdain may be gone, but Roadrunner stands as a grand testament to who he was and how he continues to live on through those who keep his open-minded sensibilities close to their heart.
Aug 26, 2021
The movie's emotional currency and unabashed passion helps it transcend its somewhat basic architecture. It's a messy affair, but then again so was Bourdain.
Aug 14, 2021
Throughout Roadrunner, there is much to admire. It presents a complex portrait of a tortured man full of admirable contradiction. The film also offers a powerful survey of grief that combines with its celebration of Bourdain's life...
Aug 13, 2021
By the end of Roadrunner, we don't feel we know Bourdain any more than we did after an episode of Parts Unknown.
Aug 10, 2021
Serving up a complicated look at an equally complicated man, the film is a lot like having an intense cry. It's mentally exhausting and painful, but your soul will feel cleansed by the end.
Aug 9, 2021
A moving documentary about the relentless spirit of adventure of an individual in search of love and happiness. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 6, 2021
ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN is a magnificent, heart rending, and vital film. ROADRUNNER is every bit as truthful and dangerous as its subject.
Aug 4, 2021
From staging its emotional finale to deploying AI-generated simulations of Anthony Bourdain's voice, Roadrunner's director has undercut the reliability of the entire project.
Aug 4, 2021
Roadrunner shakes out not as a biography so much as an inquiry into grief.
Aug 4, 2021
We are given an up-close and personal look at his family life, including his only child, a daughter, Ariane.
Aug 4, 2021
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain captures the essence of its subject, warts and all.
Aug 3, 2021
Although what Neville uncovers won't surprise you; it definitely moves you.
Aug 2, 2021
The movie wants to celebrate the life of someone who left his mark. It also hopes to explore the gap between those two poles. That it only comes mildly close to succeeding in the latter respect doesn't detract from the sheer pleasure of his company.
Jul 31, 2021
For fans of his many food excursions, "Roadrunner" is a great way to see Bourdain in his element. Whether he's joking in a kitchen or dining on a dirt road, he's a charismatic tour guide.
Jul 31, 2021
What makes "Roadrunner" so fascinating is the bounty of footage Neville compiles of Bourdain in motion, his mouth keeping up with his itinerary and his enthusiasm.
Jul 26, 2021
"I want to make a film about why he was who he was"... For the next two hours, Roadrunner seems to dodge all the parts of its subject's life that might offer concrete answers to Neville's question.