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      Bitter Feast

      Released Oct 15, 2010 1 hr. 35 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      67% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 250+ Ratings Audience Score A celebrity chef (James LeGros) cooks up a revenge plot against the food critic (Joshua Leonard) who slammed his cuisine. Read More Read Less Watch on Peacock Stream Now

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      Audience Member Went in with very low expectations, but this was actually quite entertaining, albeit with very few real twists. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Misery meets kitchen nightmares a well known chef kidnaps a food blogger after he blogs how bad his food is it's low budget but outside the box I kinda dug it !! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member It appears to think its clever. I was completely bored the entire movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of those movies where I could swear something similar was done before - or not. It may well be the Zeitgeist of the times is all. A puffed-up arrogant critic entirely lacking in empathy, writing increasingly harsher (and unfair) reviews, until one chef in particular is unlucky enough to incur the ire of his swollen gut and also happens to already possess a house of cards set to crumble with the least provocation. Then along comes a spider and knocks it all down. Luckily for the purposes of the movie, the victim also happens to have some seriously repressed issues which, when they do start to surface, emerge in cunning and cruelly 'civilized' fashion. After that, a certain ambivalence sets in and it can be difficult discerning which way Peter Grey's moral compass is heading. Not for long though - with a last name like Grey, it's pretty obvious we're dealing with a character more round than flat, with layers of subtlety and complexity strengthened by the moderately queer subtext, and strong performances by the two main characters. There is horror to be uncovered in Bitter Feast - it's beyond me how a New York Times critic would label this aspect of the film "cinematically inert," which doesn't make sense here. This movie is listed as Horror/Comedy. If you are looking to jump out of your seat, hold a partner's hand, or poop your pants then you better look elsewhere. For everybody else, Bitter Feast is likely to be a welcome addition to the genre and a pleasant 1hr 43 min. at that. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Eran G Chilling, too violent for me. Would never dream of giving this movie a bad review. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/29/12 Full Review Audience Member Interesting, good plot, lots of blood and gore, exactly what I look for in a Horror movie. Acting was pretty good too. I loved it! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine Bitter Feast could have packed a satirical punch. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 18, 2010 Full Review Paul Brunick New York Times Beyond its creepy back story, the horror in this morally confused and cinematically inert film is entirely nominal. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 15, 2010 Full Review Mark Olsen Village Voice Zesty fun for its actors, Feast is at once a sly parody of the celebrity-chef culture spawned by all the cable cooking shows and competitions, and a creepy little chamber-piece. Oct 12, 2010 Full Review Anton Bitel VODzilla.co Lots of food for thought in this troubling clash - and slash and dash - between a chef and his critic. Aug 12, 2017 Full Review Scott Weinberg FEARnet A low-budget, well-paced, impressively performed and quietly engaging indie horror flick. Rated: 4/5 Jan 9, 2011 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A tasty dish that puts both sides of the critical world under the microscope... Jan 8, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A celebrity chef (James LeGros) cooks up a revenge plot against the food critic (Joshua Leonard) who slammed his cuisine.
      Director
      Joe Maggio
      Screenwriter
      Joe Maggio
      Production Co
      Dark Sky Films, Glass Eye Pix
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 15, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 4, 2011
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