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Burnt isn’t a bad little drama-comedy, propelled more on the performances by Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Daniel Brühl than the culinary-centric plot itself. I don’t know if it’s worth a purchase (unless you like Cooper) but certainly worth a Redbox or Netflix rental.

 

 

Burnt
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Food
Anchor Bay | R – 101 min. – $34.99 | January 26, 2016

Date Published: 01/24/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
John Wells
Writer(s): Michael Kalesniko (story), Steven Knight (screenplay)
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Alicia Vikander, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman
DISC INFO:
Features:
Commentary, Featurette, Deleted Scenes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 34.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


THE MOVIE – 3.0/5

Plot Synopsis: Chef Adam Jones (BRADLEY COOPER) had it all — and lost it. The former enfant terrible of Paris restaurant scene had earned two Michelin stars and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive star though, Jones will need to leave his bad habits behind and get the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (SELENA MILLER), Burnt is the story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.

Quick Hit Review: Burnt is a mess of a film but a well cast and all around acted mess. Bradley Cooper once again turns in a fine performance and even Sienna Miller had her charms but the pacing was off and some storylines are a bit too tidied up quickly such as Jones’s drug past coming back to haunt him, owing a large sum of money to unsavory fellas. Still, this is a perfectly watchable film though it could’ve been better with more substance.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.5/5

Audio Commentary – Director John Wells and Executive Chef Consultant Marcus Wareing sit down to provide an inside glimpse at how the movie came to be and some insights into the culinary world.

Deleted Scenes (9:59; HD) – There are five scenes that were excised including Jamie Dornan’s role as Helene’s ex. There’s also an optional commentary with Wells.

Burnt: In the Kitchen with Bradley Cooper (23:51; HD) is a promotional piece, albeit lengthy, with the actor, as well as others, speaking to making the movie, talking about the characters intermixed with footage from the film.

Q&A Highlights with Director & Cast (23:45; HD) – This is a compilation following a screening.

PreviewsCarol, Southpaw

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Burnt arrives on Blu-ray shown in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. It’s not a bad looking film per se but it’s nothing brilliant either with softer detail in some places. Colors though are generally vibrant especially with the variety of vivid cuisines.

 

AUDIO – 4.0/5

The movie comes with a generally pleasing DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which is serviceable since the film is more dialogue-driven with some extra boost for the score and soundtrack. There’s not much depth but it is satisfactory enough for the genre, just don’t expect anything resounding.

 



OVERALL – 3.25/5

Overall, Burnt isn’t a bad little drama-comedy, propelled more on the performances by Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Daniel Brühl than the culinary-centric plot itself. I don’t know if it’s worth a purchase (unless you like Cooper) but certainly worth a Redbox or Netflix rental.

 

 

 

 

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