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      Flamin' Hot

      PG-13 Released Jun 2, 2023 2 hr. 9 min. Comedy Drama Biography TRAILER for Flamin' Hot: Trailer 1 List
      69% 127 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score FLAMIN' HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who as a Frito Lay janitor disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican American heritage to turn Flamin' Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Flamin' Hot may have a little more than its share of empty calories, but this fun feel-good story is still a decent cinematic snack.

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      Audience Consensus

      Flamin' Hot is an inspirational -- and funny -- underdog story that should resonate with anyone who's ever had a dream.

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      Marja Loved it! Such a heartfelt and inspiring movies. Annie Gonzalez was amazing Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Rick L I thoroughly enjoyed Flamin' Hot. We got to see a side of Latino culture not usually depicted and how it burst onto the American food scene, altering both forever. It was uplifting and thought provoking and definitely worth the time and money. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/06/23 Full Review Gareth D Funny, sweet, inspirational - pretty straight forward movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review JonNookI I'm on a journey to watch all of the 2024 Oscar nominations, and next up on my list was Flamin' Hot, a biopic about the man who invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos... Or at least says he did, as there is no real life evidence that he actually did create the famous snack, which makes this film not really a biopic but more of a fiction story that Richard Montañez (The main character) told everyone was true, which was enough for Searchlight Pictures to make a movie about him. For those reasons I had to lower it by a half star, as if it was a true story it would likely be a 2 1/2 star film. Flamin' Hot is a feel-good film that can be funny at times, but for the most part is just a boring film that feels like it goes on forever. This film is only 99 minutes long, but it felt like at least 130 minutes long because it was so slow and boring, and for the most part, wasn't very compelling. Overall, the movie is fine, and I bet there would be a lot of people out there that find it funny and engaging, but for me, it really didn't work. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/23/24 Full Review Spike G A decent fun biopic. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/12/24 Full Review SkyRo P #MovieReview #Hulu #FlaminHot After delaying watching it for some time, I finally decided to give "Flamin Hot" a chance, especially upon learning that it was based on a true story. The film follows a Mexican man without a college or high school diploma, relying on street smarts and involvement in gangs and drug dealing. It delves into the creation of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, Flamin' Hot Popcorn, and Flamin' Hot Doritos. Despite minimal character development beyond the protagonist and Clarence, the storytelling sheds light on the struggles faced by the man due to his Mexican heritage. It's a light-hearted, comedic autobiography that manages to keep you engaged. While the supporting characters lack depth, they fulfill their roles adequately. Overall, I found it to be an intriguing watch, offering insights into the history of Flamin' Hot Cheetos. It's definitely worth checking out for a unique and educational viewing experience. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kimber Myers Crooked Marquee [Flamin' Hot] is not a slog, but it’s surprisingly bland for a movie about a snack that is supposed to be painfully spicy. Rated: C- Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Adam Mullins-Khatib Chicago Reader Despite the spicy subject matter, Flamin’ Hot is a run-of-the-mill biopic. Jun 17, 2023 Full Review Wenlei Ma We all want to feel as appreciated as we know we should be. It’s why these types of movies hit that warm-and-fuzzy spot, even when they’re little more than serviceable and enjoyable. Rated: 3/5 Jun 16, 2023 Full Review Mini Anthikad-Chhibber The Hindu For her debut as a director, Eva Longoria chooses a heart-warming assertion of the reality of dreams coming true. Aug 19, 2023 Full Review Zach Pope Zach Pope Reviews Top to Bottom the film will put a smile on your face Rated: B+ Jul 22, 2023 Full Review Michael Cook KARK-TV Director Eva Longoria has a good eye for comedy. It gets a little sentimental and a little hokey at times, but I still enjoyed this movie Rated: 8/10 Jul 21, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis FLAMIN' HOT is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who as a Frito Lay janitor disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican American heritage to turn Flamin' Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon.
      Eva Longoria
      Executive Producer
      David Kern, Samuel Rodriguez
      Linda Yvette Chávez, Lewis Colick
      Searchlight Pictures
      Production Co
      Fox Searchlight Pictures, Franklin Entertainment
      PG-13 (Some Strong Language|Brief Drug Material)
      Comedy, Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 2, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 9, 2023
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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