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On DVD: Sep. 30, 2014 | On Blu-ray: Sep. 30, 2014

Chef Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

115 minute belly rub Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    68

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice 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 remember, but a perfect chocolate lava cake.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    The easygoing comedy keeps a familiar story going despite minor plot hiccups.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Joe Leydon

    The final destination is entirely predictable — right down to the deus ex machina reappearance of an erstwhile antagonist — but the trip itself is never less than pleasant, and often extremely funny.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Like so much in Chef, the plot resolution seems contrived and a bit silly. By then, though, we've had plenty of laughs, and generous helpings of warm feelings—the meat and potatoes of real life.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Funny, quirky and insightful, with a bounty of interesting supporting characters and not a ton of concern about telling a conventional story.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Clark Collis

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

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

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

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