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  • Summary: Set on one lively night at a trendy restaurant in the TriBeCa area of New York City, this is a rapid-fire tale of gangsters, gourmet food, high-flying chefs, bookies and obnoxious patrons made real with snappy dialogue and an experienced ensemble cast. (Access Motion Picture Group)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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  1. 100
    A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself, essayed by a pitch-perfect cast and boasting authentic urban flavors.
  2. Some of the finest ensemble acting this year.
  3. 90
    Serves up its scattershot plots as if they were lined up on a menu, moving from appetizer to entree: there are more intrigues here than in the court of the Medicis.
  4. 80
    Combines pulse-of-the-city drama and comedy with an elaborate revenge plot, but mostly the movie is about New Yorkers talking.
  5. 75
    There are enough plots here to challenge a Robert Altman, specialist in interlocking stories, but the director, Bob Giraldi, masters the complexities as if he knows the territory. He does.
  6. A witty, well-acted, visually gorgeous ensemble drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    Despite the Lear-like trappings and the talented young cast, which does its work with considerable grace, it has little momentum or punch.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. MaryannM.
    Sep 24, 2008
    Danny was outstanding in this performance as portraying the "Old county" traditional Italian father along with its culture. The demonstration of cooking fine continental cuisine was genuinely captured on the screen than I have ever seen. The climax at the end was a perfect twist and perfect timing. This movie can only validate realists mindset and represents a culture truly missed. Expand

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