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Toast Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 22, 2011
It might be described as a lighthearted theme and variation on the adage that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 21, 2011
A poignant English coming-of-age drama about a stubborn and angry boy and the stepmother he can't abide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
September 21, 2011
I found it poignant, amusing and endearing. No need for marmalade. Just butter, and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sam Adams
Time Out
September 21, 2011
It's the cinematic equivalent of wax fruit: Look, but don't bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 20, 2011
Slater's book was evidently an ax-grinder, and the resulting film, directed with tone-deaf comic rhythm by S.J. Clarkson, shows pity and bemusement for the people raising Nigel but rarely human interest in them.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
September 18, 2011
The film is agreeable in everything but it's treatment of Helena Bonham Carter's monstrous embodiment of lower-class pettiness, Joan Potter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 13, 2011
A warm, amusing British memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 17, 2011
[VIDEO] Lacking in purpose and logic "Toast" is an upside-down biopic from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
June 20, 2011
A period piece adaptation of a memoir that has a lot going for it, including nice production design, cinematography and performances. But it would do better with a bit less hearty of an attempted embrace of the whole truth, one surmises.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 10, 2011
Based on the assumedly truish story of British food celebrity Nigel Slater, and blessed with a soundtrack of Dusty Springfield songs, Toast nevertheless doesn't go down quite as smoothly as it should.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
February 19, 2011
Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 8, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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