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Plot: A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
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|7.6/10 Votes: 17,107|
|89% | RottenTomatoes|
|71/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 438 Popularity: 244.356 | TMDB|
Arch-foodie “Tyler” (Nicholas Hoult) and his girlfriend “Margot” (Anya Taylor-Joy) are off to dine in a restaurant without parallel. Based on an island of just twelve acres, they join a collection of wealthy and influential people for what has been defined as experience to die for! Upon arrival, we discover that “Margot” was not the originally intended guest of her companion – so first question… Who is she? Next question – why does it seem to matter so much to the fastidious and frankly rather menacing chef “Slowik” (Ralph Fiennes) and his assistant “Elsa” (Hong Chau) who looks like she used “Rosa Klebb” as a role model? As the dinner progresses it becomes quite clear that the menu is not just about the exquisitely prepared and presented food, but is also about an appraisal of the individually selected – and none too savoury – staff and clientele, none of who are quite what they seem! This has something of Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” to it, and it quite effectively pokes fun at the supercilious and frequently rather pompous attitude of both those cooking and those eating (or experiencing) fine foam dining. That humour is dark and potent, too. Fiennes is entirely convincing and Hoult, as well as Janet McTeer as the self-important food critic “Lillian” and Paul Adelstein as her suitably obsequious companion “Ted” contribute well as the sense of the ridiculous evolves into one considerably more perilous. It could have evolved just a bit more quickly for me – there are certainly enough “get on with it” moments and though ATJ’s character is feisty, it doesn’t quite work and ultimately served to illustrate the increasing implausibility of the story and unlikely servility of the diners as we head towards an almost Vernean denouement. It is quirkily entertaining this – a well presented, multi-layered, attack on our own senses that is better second time around. Not perfect, but I suspect Michelin would love it.
_The Menu_ was one of the most unique thriller experiences of the year! The setup is fantastic, and the story gives you just enough information to intrigue even though the story path is somewhat generic. It is dark, honest, and quite hilarious. This unique blend created a thriller like no other.
The performances were great. Anya Taylor-Joy was brilliant and is cementing herself as one of the best actresses of the decade. Nicholas Hoult was hilarious in such a subtle way that never takes away from the tense scenes at play. Ralph Fiennes is haunting but also sympathetic, making him a very interesting and genuine antagonist.
This was such an amazing film and another smash entry into horror palooza that is 2022.
**Score:** _86%_ |
Original and (mostly) riveting
Highest praises must be given to each and every performer on screen. Every single scene is acted to perfection, with every unsettling emotional detail presented to its greatest degree.
The film’s first act is also something to behold. Not a second is wasted as we get right into the story and are quickly and very efficiently introduced to the characters and the posh pretentious culture that is to be satirised.
Dialogue can be hard to get right in a satire, and I thought the writers did a great job of it. The script is sharp with wit while still retaining the nature of the people involved in the story.
The one big problem I had with the movie as a whole is that it runs out of momentum about halfway through. The true nature of the story’s mystery is revealed WAY too early-about 45 minutes in. From then on, there isn’t anything investing about the narrative besides the fun dialogue and unique death scenes.
This is because once all 15 or so characters have their effective introductions in which their natures and personalities are established, the writers quickly run out of things to do with most of them. They become generic and passive characters.
By the end of the movie all they’ve really done is sit around waiting to die, and their behavior collectively shifts rather abruptly away from being consistent with who they’ve been shown to be earlier in the film. It’s clearly to achieve the desired ending, and it’s inorganic at best.
It’s all difficult to discuss without spoilers, but if you’ve seen the film I think you know what I’m talking about.
But I still had a great deal of fun with this one. It’s more than original, witty, and unexpected enough to be worth the price of admission.
One of the most unique theater going experiences I’ve had in a long time
This film was something else, I am genuinely stumped and at a loss for words. Mark Mylod (Director) Seth Reiss (Writer) and Will Tracey (Writer) all deserve a round of applause. They all together created something so unique.
What set this film apart from other thriller, horrors are great performances and great writing. Every character here is well done and intelligently written. The entire cast gives great performances with Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy truly being the standouts as they playoff each other very well.
Each character purposely reflected a personality type that if you ever worked in service you would encounter and come to know very well. To my fellow service employees you know what I’m talking about.
What really stuck with me long after the credits have rolled is the commentary this film has on society. At it’s core I believe this film to be about a Chef who’s long career facing multitudes of people both customers and critics has affected his passion for his art. It’s here where I also believe to be the film makers commentary on what it is to be an artist in this films case a Chef. It felt to me what the film makers are saying is as artists they pour their heart and souls into their art and craft both to serve and entertain us and as consumers it’s very easy to lose appreciation for that hard work and effort.
But I digress, perhaps I’m over thinking things and this film is not very deep as I seem to believe it is. Nonetheless this film was quite unique, thrilling, and entertaining. It’s films like these that remind me of why I go to the theater and why I fell in love with storytelling and cinema.
IMDb: 8/10 Letterboxd: 4/5
Watched in Theaters.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Director Mark Mylod
Writer Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Company 3
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (Master Format)
Printed Film Format N/A