Chef Synopsis
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck business.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Chef is the best thing he (Favreau) has ever done, as writer or director or actor. It's the sort of thing of beauty that filmmakers are...
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91

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
The film is loose and genuine and makes great use of place.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An engaged, engaging voyage of (re)discovery that’s too in love with its subject to qualify as food porn. It’s food romance.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Best of all is Favreau. Instead of mass-producing another superhero epic, he has given the overfed public a dish of right-sized comfort...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau's knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the...
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88

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A slow-cooked film that's one of the most heartwarming of the young year.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Funny, quirky and insightful, with a bounty of interesting supporting characters and not a ton of concern about telling a conventional...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Clark Collis
The first two thirds of Chef crackle with hunger-inducing imagery and laughter-provoking gags.
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70

Variety

By Joe Leydon
The final destination is entirely predictable — right down to the deus ex machina reappearance of an erstwhile antagonist — but the trip...
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50

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Chef is so charmingly middlebrow that it's exactly the cinematic comfort food it mocks: Favreau has made not a game-changing meal to...
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Wonderful!

By movie_madness411
What a great movie about food, family and friends. Great cast! One of the best films I've seen all year!...

Two words: Corn Starch

By kevinkimball
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Chef is a must

By pattig0417
I highly recommend this movie. The acting, story line were exceptional. I did not know anything about Chef prior to seeing it. When we gave our tickets to the usher, she said you better not be...

Great food in a so-so story

By Erh5
I wanted to eat every dish that the Chef made on this movie, but I found myself checking my watch, waiting for the movie to end....

Great Little Movie

By JGSA Associates
Great story, wonderfully told, with an excellent cast. Uplifting and I left the theater in search of a Cuban sandwich....

Really fun

By WEMitchell
A delightful movie with foodie overtones. Great summer entertainment!...

Great movie!

By randi_randi
Cast is awesome and every character brings a lot to the show. Every single one! Very entertaining. We loved it. With all of the big action and sci-fi movies out now this is a welcome alternative with...

Chef good trailer bad movie

By Raulbianchi
Bad movie. Go if you like Cuban food...

Chef

By chasekanaszka
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A Movie with a Heart

By Eddie_Blue
A little story with a big heart at its center, told with passion, humor, and joy. Go see it, it's better than 99% of the crap out there today....

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Rated R | For Some Suggestive References and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Salty comedy about food and fatherhood is made with love.
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