New Burnt Movie Got Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
The Weinstein Company released their new drama/comedy movie, “Burnt,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the major,top movie critics. It turns out that they were pretty mixed on it, giving it an overall 42 score out of a possible 100 across 27 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Riccardo Scamarcio and Sienna Miller. We’ve supplied comments from a couple of the critics,below.
Rex Reed at the New York Observer, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “A mildly entertaining but well acted, sumptuously photographed and smartly written comedy with dark undertones about culinary addiction that can only be called “delicious.” See it and then check your cholesterol.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, stating: “Just when you think you know where Burnt is headed, there’s an underhanded twist about halfway in. And it’s almost enough to set the movie right.”
Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “Since John Wells is a director of some conscience and screenwriter Steven Knight is in fact capable of first-rate work, Burnt packs some minor surprises and attractive details along its way.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “The real issue is that everything about Adam’s journey feels half digested and tossed back up. We’ve seen it before. It was better the first time.”
Neil Genzlinger from the The New York Times, gave it a 50 grade,stating: “What follows is a decently structured story of personal demons and culinary competition, with a couple of nice twists thrown in, but it’s built with materials that at this point in the life cycle of this genre are mighty shopworn.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Burnt is mildly diverting.”
Tom Russo from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 score. He said: “Cooper swaggers as convincingly as always, the food-prep montages are mesmerizing, and we even get a couple of solid twists and an education on the sous-vide trend.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Director John Wells dices the action, even the simplest conversation, into five harried shots when one would suffice. The many food-prep montages are cut and paced to the same numbing rhythm.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “As an often cliché-riddled tale of redemption on the big screen, Burnt is the equivalent of a sleek, well-lit, trendy restaurant serving up a mildly creative dishes on an otherwise predictable menu.”
Jon Frosch from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “Cooper can do this kind of arrogant-but-irresistible golden boy shtick in his sleep, but that doesn’t make it any less pleasurable to watch. Flashing his baby blues and a fiery temper, the actor gives a fully engaged performance that almost makes us want to forgive the movie’s laziness. Almost.”
Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a 40 grade, stating: “Although John Wells’ dramedy is energized by its mouth-watering montages and an unsurprisingly fierce lead turn from Cooper, Steven Knight’s script pours on the acid but holds the depth, forcing its fine actors (including Sienna Miller and Daniel Bruhl) to function less as an ensemble than as a motley sort of intervention group.”
Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 38 score. He stated: “Both Adam and the stakes are so low, it’s like watching 100 minutes of a slug trying to crawl over a twig.”
Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 35 grade, saying: “Burnt ultimately feels like those sous-vide bags that Adam finds so worthy of mockery: trapped in plastic, with the air sucked out of it.”
Finally, Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a really awful 25 score, claiming: “A cheerless and unappetizing plate of piffle that deserves to be smashed against a wall or at least sent back to the kitchen.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.