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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|
**The Menu began with a tone and tension that made me want more but ultimately ended with confusion and disappointment.**
The hype for The Menu intrigued me. The reviews celebrated its genius. So I had to see it. And when I sat in the theater and the credits began to roll, all o could say was, “Huh?” The Menu starts with Ready or Not vibes with a fish-out-of-water real-world character who ends up at a fancy dinner with a collection of high society foodies and critics. The trailer gave me expectations of cannibalism cult or Most Dangerous Game-type plots, but instead, nothing really happened. I think I understood what The Menu was trying to convey with its deeper meaning, but I still came up disappointed. Anya Taylor-Joy and the rest of the cast gave great performances, but there was little that really brought the movie together. Maybe the subversion of the cannibal or hunting expectation was the movie’s brilliance? The Menu definitely tried to be clever, but whether it was or not might be open to interpretation. Ironically, I sat through the whole movie and left wanting more… left hungry.
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“The Menu is one of the biggest personal disappointments of the year.
Mark Mylod’s film boasts inspired performances by the entire cast – Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult stand out – and some clever satirical moments, but pretty much nothing else works. Humor falls completely flat – except for the sequences à la Masterchef Australia. Screenplay follows surprisingly generic paths, being a mystery without any minimally impactful shock. Characters lack depth, and the anti-elite message is too evident and insignificant.
It should still get an overall positive reception.”
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.
A very tasty treat indeed!
The Menu is a real treat. It will have you laughing while on the edge of your seat as it navigates you through a restaurant experience to remember.
We are treated to a fantastic ensemble cast. Nicholas Hoult steals the show with a pitch perfect performance of a pretentious foodie. Fiennes is so wonderfully unhinged as the mysterious creator of the eponymous menu in a very layered role. Anya Taylor Joy as always is so watchable, providing such an easy way in for the audience. The writing gives them all such brilliant material which the whole cast executes with ease.
The style and staging of the piece can’t be faulted at all. It is precise, inventive, and so clean and polished which makes for a very visually appealing film.
It must be said there are a few rough edges when it comes to the plot, and when you get down to the nuts and bolts the premise isn’t necessarily groundbreaking. It is very on the nose at times and subtlety isn’t exactly it’s strong suit. However it manages to strike a well tuned balance between satire, comedy, and thriller which isn’t an easy feat and is impressively managed here.
With its sharp social observations and satire, clean style, and stellar performances, the Menu is a feast that you won’t want to end.
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