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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 10, 2012
"Charming, but oddly under-motivated...Netflixable."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 20, 2011
"Toast" has three things deserving of adoration: spectacular lemon-meringue pies, the songs of Dusty Springfield and Helena Bonham Carter.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 13, 2011
The story is as familiar as white bread in "Toast," but the dramedy's point of view is a fascinating puzzle.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 8, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
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+
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 6, 2011
An all-out war that was tragic but darkly comic because the battlefield was the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 6, 2011
like a country British superhero movie
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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).
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
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.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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
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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
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
September 13, 2011
A warm, amusing British memoir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Aren't foodies dull?
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
October 15, 2011
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