Spinning Plates Synopsis
Three unique restaurants overcome varied obstacles to be successful.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Joseph Levy's sneakily stirring documentary opens up feelings you would never have expected from the premise — a portrait of three American...
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90

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
A love letter to that singular intersection of artistic innovation, cultural legacy, community pride, and family-sustaining (or -straining)...
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75

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Spinning Plates navigates an industry that is more diverse and challenging than ever, but with this simple, fulfilling sampling, we learn...
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75

Slant Magazine

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Spinning Plates may inadvertently be one of the year's best films about class differences in America.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
A surprisingly personal and moving documentary about three very different types of restaurants.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
What raises this film to a more interesting level is that in addition to the food, each segment presents a personal drama that extends...
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63

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
So here’s a tip: Don’t desert this film before giving it a chance. You might not want seconds, but eventually it dishes up a satisfying...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Yet another smoothly produced doc for the foodie set.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Spinning Plates is a surprisingly affecting juggling act, with each story having its compelling third act revelations of the extreme...
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Little in the way of a unified theme emerges to turn Joseph Levy’s feature into something more than a semi-random survey of restaurant life.
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Magnificent!

By kristiningram
Ya don't have to be a foodie to totally love this one! :)...

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Rated NR