Step Up to the Plate Synopsis
Celebrated chef Michel Bras prepares to turn over his world-renowned restaurant to his son.
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The A.V. Club

Step Up To The Plate is as much about the passing along of a legacy as it is about cooking.
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90

The New York Times

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What resonates here are two men, two good men, whose lives have a paradoxically simple and complex bond beyond their profession. Step Up to...
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It's the story of changing chefs and changing seasons. It looks at food as not just something that nourishes our bodies, but as something...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Paul Lacoste's almost purely observational approach allows him to come about as close to documenting the process of creation as anyone ever...
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75

New York Post

The film's true fascination is in the kitchen, as it is for the chefs themselves.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie's patient in the way of "El Bulli: Cooking in Progress" or "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." That's where culinary nonfiction is now -...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
As for the so-called "food compositions" seen here, like the film itself, they're more impressionistic and artistic than enticing. For a...
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40

Time Out New York

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Step Up to the Plate doesn't skimp on the food-porn goods, but the dynamic between its two stoical subjects is too undercooked to truly...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While foodies are sure to feel sated by the gastronomic splendors of Paul Lacoste's debut documentary, others may walk out with a strange...
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Rated NR