Burnt Tuesday, 31 March 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Needs more sizzle.

  • Starring:

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Omar Sy, Sam Keeley, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Lily James

  • Directed by:

    John Wells

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are hit with objects, tackled, wrestled, threatened, grabbed, pushed, beaten up (implied), accidentally burned. Death threats received. Objects are thrown/slammed/smashed. Assault, killing someone, sabotage mentioned. Suicide (head in plastic bag) and stealing references. Yelling. Blood/gore: Dead bird. Cuts on face/back, coughing blood, spot of blood on collar, blood extraction (medical). Scratches, bruises. Sewing nose back on mentioned.


    Kissing (female-male; male-male). Revealing clothing worn by background characters, woman in nightgown, man in towel, shirtless man. Sex/food metaphors/reference to culinary orgasm. References to having sex, homosexuality. Got a girl pregnant mentioned.


    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. Smoking. Methadone, cocaine, self-medicated, drug dealers, sobriety mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.


    Cooking, food, cuisine, workplace buying, single parenting, sacrifices, rivals, redemption, drug dealers, debt, therapy, fresh starts, standards.


    Job loss. Dead mother, dead mentor, sick dying/father, sick daughter, prison/jail time, absent father, difficult childhood mentioned. Vomiting, spitting. Close-up of cooking meat, raw meat. Some French (subtitles).


    Likeable, feel-good, breezy. Excellent/strong/engaging performances by Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, captures the chaos/noise/pressure/heat of a world-class kitchen, restrained score, the food looks beautiful.


    Frustrating, muddled, familiar, uninventive, glib, sloppy, clichéd, low-stakes, pedestrian, patchy, predictable. Haphazard construction, savage editing, uncertain direction, undercooked narrative, unnecessary opening voice-over, feels hurried/incompleted/disorganised.

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