Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (Won't You Be My Neighbour?) delivers an intimate portrait of Anthony Bourdain, the anonymous chef who eventually became a world-renowned cultural icon.

2021Rating: M119 minsUSAFocus Features
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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The redemption here - if there may, please, please, be some - is in the celebration of his life, and in the fact that all the love for him clearly cannot do anything but continue on.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Celebrates the life of the culinary TV star with warmth and sensitivity.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

With immense perceptiveness, Neville shows us both the empath and the narcissist...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

What emerges from "Roadrunner" is smoothly engineered, deeply respectful assessment of a troubled, fabulously charismatic soul.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

A documentary that evokes, and makes sense of, the full sweep of Anthony Bourdain's gifts, charms, successive careers...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

...viewers should take one more note from the man himself and not fall for easy scapegoats and trite narratives, whether they concern countries or a person who devoted his life to exploring them.

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Vox

Vox

In resisting the urge to paint its subject as a saint, Roadrunner gives us something better: a human.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

There rarely are clear answers, anyway, and this film seems to want to be about a life, not a death. A fascinating life, parts of which will forever remain unknown.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A fascinating, moving documentary that transcends mere profile piece to reclaim a legacy, and it's as inspirational as its subject.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

An insightful documentary that details the chef-author-seeker's endless curiosity and restless spirit.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

If you miss Anthony Bourdain... Morgan Neville's "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain" is a salve.

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