Boiling Point review: There’s Tension in Hells Kitchen

Boiling Point recently hit Netflix. I highly recommend you hook yourself up with this one

Boiling Point may not sound like an interesting premise for a lot of people. The film is shot in one take and follows a head chef and his staff in a restaurant on the busiest day of the year. That’s it. Of course, everything that can go wrong goes wrong. The place is disorganised, they’re running low on supplies, the staff are inexperienced and scatterbrained, and they have some very important guests arriving that could crush their reputation with the click of a button.

As expected, Stephen Graham is outstanding. I would even say, this is a career-best for him. But…his co-star (Vinette Robinson) who plays his 2nd chef is every bit as good. I mean, these two playing off each other is some of the finest fu*cking acting you could ask for. It was that good, it sent shivers down my spine.


Maybe, I am a little bit slow but I never expected that ending. Was it a huge twist? absolutely not, but the last scenes really put all of those broken pieces into place. This is a film about the grips of addiction. How you can lose everything in your life when drugs and alcohol take your soul. How you think you’ve got a grip on things but on reality, but everything is falling apart and slipping through your fingers.

Boiling Point is a superbly written drama, directed to absolute perfection with performances that will be talked about for years to come.

You can now check out Boiling Point on Netflix. As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker


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