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Boiling Point (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Gripping from start to finish, Boiling Point uses its bold formal approach to support a thrilling tightrope of a tale.

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On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife's edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for. A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.

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Critic Reviews for Boiling Point

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A divine comedy barrelling towards inevitable tragedy, played out in hell's kitchen where someone is bound to get burned.

January 9, 2022 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fast-paced and hectic kitchen thriller that, though it tries to spin a few too many plates, pulls you deep into a fascinating, detailed world most of us know little about.

January 9, 2022 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Boiling Point does a thorough job of parachuting you into the sweaty, unforgiving confines of a restaurant kitchen.

January 7, 2022 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stephen Graham winds worry round pressure to create a believably one-the-edge chef. The medium is definitely part of the message.

January 7, 2022 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's an utterly convincing and immersive experience.

January 7, 2022 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is a terrific ride driven by Graham's honest, urgent, vulnerable performance.

January 6, 2022 | Full Review…

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