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Chef Flynn Reviews

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November 21, 2018
It's somewhat difficult in 2018 to find rooting interest in the story of a straight white male born into a wealthy household who manages to achieve his dream at an early age.
November 9, 2018
For a film whose subject rightfully demands to be seen as more than just a kid, Chef Flynn does way too much coddling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2018
The adult world of fine dining soon comes calling, overwhelming all sense of fun and play.
November 29, 2018
The viewer is handed carefully curated highlights, and while there's plenty here for foodies to marvel over, there's not a sophisticated portrait of Flynn and his internal drive.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 25, 2019
The film doesn't quite come together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 26, 2018
The result is a doc that probably made the McGarry family very happy, while proving frustrating to anyone who understands how documentaries are made and how restaurants work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2018
"Chef Flynn" seems more suited for an hour-long show on the Food Network. Its 82-minute running time, although short for a feature film, seems too bloated for this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 26, 2019
I love the free range movement and thought this was a tremendous example of it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 27, 2019
Eureka is the name Flynn gave his in-house restaurant and pop-ups, and it would seem the exclamation is an apt title for his still blossoming career.
April 9, 2018
Chef Flynn is a remarkable story of Flynn McGarry. I don't know that I would want my child to follow in Flynn's footsteps and experience his experiences. But at the end, you can't help but admire the man McGarry becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 25, 2018
In its best moments, Chef Flynn is like a real-life Ratatouille showing a great chef with an unlikely background.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 15, 2018
Such family dynamics makes director Cameron Yates' film something of a failure as a conventional food documentary. But it's that very tension that makes the material work as nonfiction drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2018
An undercurrent of familial tension... adds a considerable amount of spice to an already admirably constructed dish.
Top Critic
March 4, 2018
It's as an ambiguous study of parenting a prodigy that the film lingers on the palate, as McGarry's mother Meg documents and manages his evolution to an obsessive, gradually oppressive degree.
November 14, 2018
What sets this lively, engaging doc apart is that we see Flynn become a culinary star through the eyes of his mother.
November 20, 2018
Some salty talk in easygoing docu about talented young chef.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2018
At times, Cameron Yates appears to be too protective of his subjects, which somewhat neuters the drama of the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2018
Yet, even with omission, there's something intriguing about how this floppy-haired kid with a santoku didn't become the Marjoe of the kitchen.
November 21, 2018
The proof is-sorry!-in the pudding: Flynn's dishes are elegantly composed and bursting with creativity, and the audience reactions (at least those we're privy to) are typically rapturous. The kid's got something, and that can't be bought.
November 23, 2018
Flynn, who looks like a younger version of the young Christian Slater, is skinny, intense, a bit wary. If you've ever been the parent of a male adolescent - if you've ever been a male adolescent - you'll recognize him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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