Burnt

Burnt

Burnt

Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a chef looking for culinary redemption in this comedy-drama. After destroying his career in Paris, he cleans up and heads home to London to chase three Michelin stars. From the director of August: Osage County and the writers of Locke and, erm, Iron Sky. Co-stars Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Lily James (Cinderella), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Daniel Brühl (Rush).

2015Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language100 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Considering Bradley Cooper seems most comfortable when coasting through a film on smarm and charm, it’s a welcome development to see him play a tyrannical chef, with all of the character flaws that entails. As Adam Jones, owner of two prestigious Michelin stars and a once-prodigious drug habit, Cooper spends a long portion of screen time being either an unbearable arsehole or manipulatively charismatic – a bipolar mix that isn’t out of place in many a leading restaurant, and unsurprising when Gordon Ramsay, Mario Batali and Marcus Wareing are all credited as consultants.

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Variety

Variety

[Forces] its fine actors to function less as an ensemble than as a motley sort of intervention group.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Bound to inspire headlines full of tiresome kitchen wordplay: "half-baked," "underdone," "lacks seasoning."

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The Age

The Age

Alongside Cooper, director John Wells has gathered a strong ensemble cast, but they're given little to work with.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

There are many loving shots of small, colour co-ordinated helpings... a device that tends to be the first refuge of a director lumbered with a script lacking enough lines worth saying.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

For a film about a daredevil chef who wants to challenge his customers, "Burnt" mostly plays it safe.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Aa cheerless and unappetizing plate of piffle that deserves to be smashed against a wall or at least sent back to the kitchen.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Overcooked... a movie that wears its glossiness as a badge of honor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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