Noma: My Perfect StormHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Creative genius René Redzepi is renowned as one of the world’s best chefs. His restaurant Noma was voted best restaurant in the world four times. He has been credited with revolutionizing the food world with his radical take on classic cuisine. Explore his universe with unprecedented access into his kitchen as he strives to achieve perfection and concoct bold, exciting dishes for diners from around the world.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 17
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Less a documentary than a glittering souvenir, but it's still a record of a legend.
Rotten: Deschamps never ventures below the surface of Redzepi's wildly successful experiment, and while the pictures are pretty, no one judges food on appearance alone.
Rotten: I've never seen a restaurant documentary that seemed less interested in showing the joy of food.
Fresh: Food is not an inherently cinematic subject, being fundamentally about the sense of taste rather than that of sight. But, in its own terms, this doco isn't too bad at all.
Sadly, the film cements and proves that the part that founder and chef René Redzepi called their pretentious attitude at the outset of his venture is still very much alive. Maybe the cooking has improved since then but you never quite lose the impression that these guys are trying a little bit too hard to come off more as philosophers than chefs and it does not do justice to either. In an ironic and slightly sad way the film tries hard to make the point that René and his team to not care for accolades and Michelin Stars only to end with the award ceremony showing the Noma crew caring deeply about regaining the top spot of some world's best restaurant list. This together with the completely unnecessary scene showing the chef giving his team a talking to because they try and sell him thyme for lemmon thyme, a film making ploy we are all too familiar with from Gordon Ramsey's never ending television series, go to prove that the director or editor or both have done a terrible job of portraying the work and achievements of a chef and his team. This film does not do Noma justice and is a cobbled together montage of cliches. Instead of leaving us with the sensation that we have witnessed something great and unusual, we're left with the impression that we have just been consuming soil and ants served to us by a band of pretentious tatooed and bearded hipsters with dirty fingernails.
not as good as being there, but close!
Let’s face it, i’m not going to make it to Noma. But this movie got me in the doors. Food aficionados will need to see this.
If you're a chef and have the deep passion to bring your best then this documentary is great!