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Toast Reviews

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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
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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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Alonso Duralde
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.
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
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.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
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?
Cole Smithey
August 17, 2011
[VIDEO] Lacking in purpose and logic "Toast" is an upside-down biopic from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2011
Like its namesake, "Toast" is crusty comfort food with little nutritional substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Aren't foodies dull?
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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+
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 10, 2012
"Charming, but oddly under-motivated...Netflixable."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
October 6, 2011
An all-out war that was tragic but darkly comic because the battlefield was the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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+
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
Christopher Null
October 6, 2011
like a country British superhero movie
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Brent Simon
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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