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Is it too much to ask for a film about creative self destruction to have a few loose screws of its own
"At the same time, Burnt doesnt have the guts to just let Adam Jones be."
"Adam Jones doesnt respect people, but he sure respects Burger King."
Den Of Geek
Coopers character might be the most dislikable leading man to grace movie screens in ages.
"Coopers character might be the most dislikable leading man to grace movie screens in ages."
This cycle of ambition, failure and fuck ups continues a few times throughout the movie until it basically fizzles in a stew of half baked ideas.
"Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter: Glib, sloppy and shamelessly clichd, its a middling vehicle for its charismatic leading man Bradley Cooper, who s ..
You might just feel like treating yourself to a delicious meal after watching this.
The difference between food and film, then, is that the same price of admission will let you enjoy something a hell of a lot more satisfying than Burn ..
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But if you are susceptible to the blandishments of food porn, Burnt, a new Bradley Cooper starring drama about a brilliant but troubled chef looking f ..
But ultimately Burnt is too grounded in its own cynicism for Adams manufactured triumphs to feel realistic.
Its a movie that not only feels about 10 years too late, its message is basically that in order to be a great chef you have to be an arrogant jerk who ..
BURNT is kinetic and compelling, even if it does stick to a well worn cinematic formula.
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The dated angry chef cliches are out in force Cooper spends lots of the film throwing plates against walls and screaming about turbot (it comes as no ..
Theres so many overdone tropes in Burnt that its reminiscent of a tired out family recipe
The Young Folks
"He doesnt do anything in this film to warrant a positive conviction."
The Young Folks
Burnt is all fun and top rated entertainment, moving as fast as a high end kitchen.
There are moments of intense energy, where you witness what drew so many talented people to this script and this movie, and where it is easy to see ho ..
As the whiny, bullying and unlikable master chef works his way back to the top, the story unloads with cliches about getting a second chance and takin ..
As it is, BURNT isnt a terrible movie, but it is a very mediocre one.
This is Coop Classic, and it serves a need.Women who showed no interest in American Sniper, despite his excellent performance, have made inquiries: Wh ..
Is there really any appetite for a movie about an obnoxiously sweary chef (so 00s) that leaves you cooking up naff culinary gags about how the dramati ..
Its traditional for reviewers to express discontent with a food related film with wisecracks about being tepid or underdone but bafflingly this film h ..
Everything in the by the numbers script signals that Adam must transform himself from and abusive tyrant in the kitchen to the head of a loving and fu ..
The routine Burnt will have viewers stopping all right and sending the unimaginative serving back to the kitchen and into the dumpster where it belong ..
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The real issue is that everything about Adams journey feels half digested and tossed back up. Weve seen it before. It was better the first time.
Garnish with a pinch of unpersuasive romance (Millers feisty saucier).Its a recipe for glossy, hollow disaster.
Its not pretty, but it captures something that few cooking movies do: reality.
But John Wellss Burnt is the first mainstream picture to attempt to serve up the full Bourdainian bacchanalian experience, even though Bourdain has no ..
Director John Wells keeps the film moving at an even pace with the story by Michael Kalesniko and screenplay by Steven telling Adams tale in conventio ..
Burnt isnt a bad movie, but the melodrama is overwrought and overdone, the romance warmed over and the Cocktail formula shaken, stirred and utterly pl ..
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Steven Knight and Michael Kalesnikos script never really establishes this guys supposed genius; it just shows him furrowing his brow and/or throwing a ..
Its also another reminder that the Black List is most likely a self serving sham organized by desperate agents. Burnt is heavy with formula and predic ..
It must be really bad if Steven Knights screenplay cant even bring itself to tell us the whole story.
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Unfortunately, Burnt also proves that celebrity chefs shouldnt be taken too seriously.
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The hero spends an inordinate amount of time screaming at his kitchen staff and hurling plates of food at the wall, which is more fun to watch than th ..
Ill have to admit, the previews for this film make it look as bland and tasteless as some mediocre meal served up by a chain restaurant.
Frankly, theres more plating than plotting as Coopers chef, Adam Jones, overcomes the obvious his demons and his rivals to reach for that third Michel ..
Bradley Cooper starring as a chef in a movie about food and how it reflects life.How can it miss
Burnt may be about haute cuisine, but the movie is fast food all the way.
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, reunited on screen after last years American Sniper, give committed and likeable performances but battle against the ..
This inadvertently entertaining movie may be to your taste if you like your bacon extra crispy and your French fries dark brown.
Review Our Score by Stella Papamichael Unlike the hot tempered chef at the centre of the action, this comedy drama starring a sparky Bradley Cooper ne ..
The restaurants feel alive and bustling Reeces is hilariously, but believably, minimalist but Burnt ultimately feels like those sous vide bags that Ad ..
By the time the lackluster final act rolls around, Burnts confirmed its place as a missed opportunity that ultimately feels like two movies ungainly s ..
That change is the least of Jones problems.Restaurant people he burned hate him so much they chase him down the street, French drug dealers will stop ..
It tells no endearing story.And whatever it does tell doesnt awe.
Oh, its not the best movie youve ever seen, but its consistently entertaining, often clever, sometimes touching and every so often it has moments of s ..
Bound to inspire headlines full of tiresome kitchen wordplay: half baked, underdone, lacks seasoning. What it really is, though, is late for dinner.
The New York Times
There are many loving shots of small, colour co ordinated helpings... And theyre usually served up as part of a montage, a device that tends to be the ..
Alongside Cooper, director John Wells has gathered a strong ensemble cast, but theyre given little to work with.
This should be a better movie than it is.As it stands, though, its merely sorry unappetizing.
Theres a lot of talk of passion in Burnt, yet it doesnt make the leap into the pure love of food explored in films like Chef, The Big Night and Babett ..
But unlike, say, Jon Favreaus charming Chef or Pixars lovely Ratatouille, Burnt cant top off its plate with engaging characters or an exciting story.
Its played for laughs of course it is and theres no denying there are one or two to be had.But its poorly acted, production values are low and, taste ..
Far from being a glorious portrait of the artist as a young cook, Burnt devolves into an angst ridden melodrama of relapse and recovery, where no amou ..
(There is absolutely no purpose to this tangent at all beyond demonstrating how supposedly irresistible Adam supposedly is.
If you like films about food and the melting pot where creativity begins, you will enjoy this lively and engaging film that is the platform for Cooper ..
Urban Cine File
While this culinary redemption tale features delectable dishes, the chef should have added a bit more spice.
It would be hard to name a class of men characterized by a higher ratio of bombast to achievement than chefs: Gentlemen, youre not Navy SEALs, you mak ..
New York Post
Of all the movies in which cooking is a metaphor for love or a vehicle for redemption, Burnt may be the first in which the carefully presented, fastid ..
"Still, and thats the films weakest link, Bradley Coopers Adam The Notorious Jones gets barely a stain on his apron as he marches towards cooking doms ..
If food is better than sex, as some folks insist, there is no better proof imaginable than Burnt, a mildly entertaining but well acted, sumptuously ph ..
Despite the low stakes and bloated subplots, Burnt is the kind of middle of the road offering that occasionally delights with some enjoyable banter an ..
The Film Stage
Its too bad that too much of Burnt lacks that sort of emotional punch.
Burnt is filled with glossy images of gorgeously prepared food, but its characters and story are significantly less flavorful.
Las Vegas Weekly
Even so, a so so foodie movie has a way of stoking your raging class issues and questioning all the waste.
But the filmmakers also have a wrongheaded expectation that well be endlessly fascinated by this abusive jerks china trashing Gordon Ramsay tirades an ..
The films haphazard construction is made all the more frustrating because somewhere in this material is a much more resonant picture.
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Burnt is, to be clear, not a good movie.It is in fact a pretty terrible movie.
At once too earnest and too glossily daft to measure up, its actually closer in mood to an Eighties Agatha Christie TV special.
The Bottom Line: There are enough decent moments in Burnt to eventually make it enjoyable despite the bland storytelling and Coopers equally lazy port ..
But however much I admire the low scale ambitions and intentions of the film, it is not tasty enough and the ingredients arent as fresh as you might t ..
Suffice to say, what is fleetingly entertaining on Hells Kitchen becomes one note when stretched out into a feature length prestige film.
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It gives the film an energetic feel thats all encompassing, making it exceedingly easy to watch start to finish.While thats all well and good, theres ..
However while this title may set itself up to be a fine dining experience what transpires is a ready meal of a movie.
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But that high energy never fully translates to the screen.Theres nothing wrong with Coopers performance.
Best bit: Adam forces a chef to apologise to a badly cooked turbot for dying in vain.Worst bit: Cliched and predictable.
Luckily, his new film Burnt does more than enough to make that lamentable last effort look like the unhappy accident that it truly was.
It is a challenge to sit through his appalling behaviour for the films ninety seven minutes.Cooper is always believable, always compelling, but Adam m ..
But as mouthwatering as the food looks, it lacks soul something Jon Favreau successfully found in his film Chef.
Bradley Cooper as an egomaniac master chef makes for unintentionally hilarious viewing.
As for Burnt itself, it is somewhat redeemed rescued, really by the shiny distraction of Bradley Coopers explosive star power. The movie is a mess, na ..
Its still entertaining and easy to watch, but it ultimately reveals more about how filmmakers cut and paste a movie together than how a chef creates a ..
Its intended to be a tale of redemption but Adam doesnt have a lot of redeeming qualities.
The Film Pie
The ingredients are just what you expect, but Wells and company manage to concoct 100 minutes of palatable entertainment.
"Then theres Adams damaged romance with Helene (Miller), which feels oddly incestuous between head chef and sous chef."
Its not even worth pointing out that Burnt is consistently predictable basically comfort food, only with a soupcon of grit.
Metro New York
Burnt is a complete letdown.The ensemble cast and screenwriter had me expecting a much better effort.
Burnts story arc has a lot in common with the cheerful foodie film Chef, but this time it takes place on the dark side of life.
Not quite burnt then, but this dish could certainly do with greater depth and intensity of flavour.
Bradley Cooper cooks up an acting feast and digs deep into the role an arrogant but talented chef who needs to realize there are more important things ..
Candy says with a bittersweet smile.).But Greens conventional sensibility keeps oozing through.
Its slow in parts, but offers genuine humanity, hold the facile redemption.
Its a fine line between over explaining sh*t no one cares about and giving enough details to build a reliable narrative, but Burnt is way too stingy w ..
The thing is, its actually kind of a good time.Predictable, sure, but flawlessly acted, peppered with delectable dialogue (Steven Knights script serve ..
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It basically never creates a story about a fictional difficult genius in which the lesson is anything but: You think you are real hot stuff but do you ..
Think Masterchef meets The Magnificent Seven as director John Wells (ER) and versatile screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, TVs Peaky Blinder ..
Last year, Burnt screenwriter Steven Knight made a far more compelling tale of a man on a redemptive mission.
Winnipeg Free Press
Director Wells keeps the film flowing smoothly and the scenes of food being prepared and served are like little visits to a museum.
Unlike most movies about gastronomy, Burnt is more heart burning than heart warming.
Overstuffed with characters and subplots, the frenetically paced drama bites off way more than it can chew.
Burnt could have blazed a trail for more complicated movies about chefs, but its too flawed in its execution and presentation.
Undermined by predictability, culinary drama, Burnt is surprisingly bland and unexcitingly seasoned for a kitchen based flick that sees Bradley Cooper ..
Users should feel satisfied when the credits start to roll but Burnt never offers anything that filling.
Seen It All BeforeStill Fun While Burnt is predictable, and the terms slick and feel good definitely apply, its still good watching.
Burnt is an enjoyable entry in this subgenre, anchored by a rangy Bradley Cooper performance and marbled with food.
The stuff Adam dishes out looks about as appetizing as a carefully gussied up doggie treat.
His behaviour induces people to want to punch him in the face and Cooper is convincing enough to almost turn you off watching this smug man run roughs ..
Iol Co Za
Burnt has all of the ingredients of a tasty yarn, including a strong lead performance from Cooper and orgasmic shots of food preparation, however the ..
Liver Pool Echo
Coopers performance helps lift the character but as is often the case with a mediocre script and story, its not clear what exactly this movie wants to ..
Abc News Go
Burnt is a movie full of good performances but lacking in a cogent script.
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This photo provided by The Weinstein Company, shows Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, in a scene from the film, Burnt..The movie opens nationwide Oct. 30.
The final presentation is quite clean and well composed, but lacking in passion to stimulate our narrative palates.
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It looks like an art gallery meets prison mess hall.And perhaps thats the best way of describing the experience of being a top chef: creating works of ..
If you were hoping the film would stimulate a good post movie appetite, you may as well forget about it and go ahead and buy that choc top after all.
Burnt may be awash in enough images of gastronomic delight to satisfy any foodie, but dramatically its as familiar and predictable as macaroni and che ..
Burnt may join the ranks of other we should have eaten before we went to the movies foodie films like Tampopo, Babettes Feast and Chef, but as lovely ..
Lucious food porn and a few solid performances aside, it feels like a redemption narrative thats mostly half bak nope, not gonna do it.
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So its not enough anymore for a food movie to inspire lame statements like, Youll want to eat everything you see.
Its familiar beats, comely cast, and lively kitchen montages entertained me.
The precision and beauty of a five star meal is an art whose creation clearly has its own rhythm and drama.But unless you also want a tremendous side ..
Sandiego Union Tribune
However, youll likely come to the conclusion that youve had this cinematic meal a time or two before and that while the ingredients may be fresh, the ..
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