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Toast Reviews

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May 3, 2015
Aren't foodies dull?
June 10, 2012
"Charming, but oddly under-motivated...Netflixable."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2011
Like its namesake, "Toast" is crusty comfort food with little nutritional substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2011
"Toast" has three things deserving of adoration: spectacular lemon-meringue pies, the songs of Dusty Springfield and Helena Bonham Carter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2011
Enjoyment of this amiable nostalgia trip mostly hinges on one question: Do you care when the Observer scribe made his first pie?
October 14, 2011
What an annoying little twerp Nigel Slater is, in this odd, off-putting, light-dramatic version of food author Slater's young life.
October 13, 2011
A visual feast that nonetheless seems emotionally parched...despite the gorgeous toppings ladled onto it, 'Toast' remains too dry and brittle a meal to be fully satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 13, 2011
The story is as familiar as white bread in "Toast," but the dramedy's point of view is a fascinating puzzle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2011
Director S.J. Clarkson seems oblivious to the dissonance; perhaps he's deafened by the music.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 7, 2011
For the most part, the movie feels like an emotional vacuum, mirroring the drab vanilla and mint green interiors of the Slaters' home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2011
Fans of gay coming of age stories, British cinema and/or Helena Bonham Carter shouldn't miss it..."Toast" serves as a wistful reminder of the battles we all fought to become who we are today.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2011
"Toast," is by turns sweet and tart, airy and rich and, above all, a thoroughly irresistible confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2011
An all-out war that was tragic but darkly comic because the battlefield was the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2011
Like going to a restaurant where they fill you up with tasty appetizers and delicious bread but then kick you out before the main course is served.
October 6, 2011
like a country British superhero movie
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 6, 2011
Sentimental, obvious, but well-nigh irresistible, this jubilant comedy equates England's bland cuisine with its sexual inhibition and suggests we could all use something a little more tasty (at dinnertime, that is).
September 27, 2011
The film's first half, which chronicles Nigel's love for his mother, is lovely but it's second half, dominated by Helena Bonham Carter's harpy of a housekeeper Mrs. Potter, is perversely sadistic
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 23, 2011
Utterly charming, witty and visually splendid nostalgic trip through the '60s by way of the memoir penned by celebrated Brit food writer and cook Nigel Slater and seasoned with some Dusty Springfield pop hits. A gem of a feature directorial debut.
September 23, 2011
All the actors do well, but the film's strongest assets are the period details--including the highs (coq au vin) and lows (gelled ham) of Sixties cuisine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2011
Be warned: Some of the regional British accents would benefit from subtitles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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