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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Salty portrait of chef's comeback serves up fine acting.

Movie R 2015 100 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great movie suitable for any mature kids

Really great movie. Amazing cast and a great story overall. Watched again recently with my 14 year old daughter and it's absolutely fine. The only call outs would be some bad language, drugs references (but nothing on screen, only past call backs) and a little bit of kitchen violence. That's it. Really good redemption story with some amazing cookery scenes and character arcs

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BURNT is kinetic and compelling, even if it does stick to a well-worn cinematic formula. We can pretty much predict where Adam is headed and that the way there will be complicated (though even the complexities are fairly standard). Nonetheless, the entire ensemble -- led by an admirable Cooper -- is watchable. Anytime he's on screen, viewers are interested, because he grounds Adam realistically while still managing to imbue him with a certain glamour.

And the food! Director John Wells rightfully makes sure the food doesn't take play second fiddle here, offering it up in all its delectable glory, from street food to classic French cuisine. Prepare to leave hungry -- but still (mostly) satisfied.

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