Boiling Point

BOILING POINT

Review: On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones wrangles his team.
Director: Philip Barantini
Actors: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Hannah Walters, Malachi Kirby, Izuka Hoyle, Taz Skylar, Lauryn Ajufo, Jason Flemyng, Ray Panthaki, Lourdes Faberes, Daniel Larkai, Robbie O’Neill, Aine Rose Daly, Rosa Escoda, Stephen McMillan, Thomas Coombes and Gary Lamont
Year: 2021
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
The whole film is filmed in a single take. Originally there were going to be 8 attempts at filming, this was just as the pandemic was escalating. After the rehearsals on the first day, Stephen Graham and producers got together and decided it was going to be too dangerous as there were so many people together. In total only four takes were done in just two days. It was the third take they used for the final film. While watching this I felt like I was in the restaurant with all the general public. I felt really tense all the way through. I did not know what was going to happen at the end. I felt it was so unpredictable. Stephen Graham gives a performance of his whole career. This is a very interesting film and a great achievement by the whole cast. For me this is one of my favourite films of 2021.

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