BURNT (2015) Review
Directed by John Wells
Though the story is thin and cliched, Burnt offers a lot of interesting and intense confrontation scenes that might just keep you entertained. With mouth-watering dishes and actors, the film doesn’t lack beautiful subjects to feature in its scenes but it does put less effort in making things compelling for its characters and audience. Cooper might be convincing as a high-tempered chef but the film doesn’t offer something as fresh as the food being presented.
While Burnt tries to make something out of a kitchen comedy drama, it fails to bring new dishes on the table. Leaving the spices on screen but fails to make new flavors the lasts. There’s too many characters but doesn’t have enough time to give their juices to the narrative for the viewers to taste. You might enjoy its scrumptious meals but you probably have a hard time to find the right reason to comeback and savor the film again.
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Burnt” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films. Rated PG by the MTRCB.