Burnt Movie Review
Burnt got charred by critics and scorched at the box office, but the Bradley Cooper-starring culinary drama is a moderately satisfying dish, even if best served as fast food.
Cooper stars as an overly passionate and egocentric chef who, after falling on hard times, returns looking to obtain the revered third Michelin star. But as he gets his groove back, he risks falling back into the same trap that nearly killed him the last go-around.
Burnt is an easy watch, even if Cooper’s character isn’t the most likeable of individuals. But if you want to see him flex his muscles, shout at people and act like an asshole, you could do worse. It’s not a great movie, and the drama is inconsistent, but Burnt offers up enough spice to overcome its shortcomings.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.