Eat This New York Image

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  • Summary: The story of two best friends' struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world. As Billy Phelps and John McCormick suffer through financial crisis, the loss of their chef, and a crumbling relationship, the filmmakers turn the camera on New York City's legendary restaurateurs who prove that dreams can come true. (Arrow Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Dean Edward
    Filmmakers Rossi and Novak have done a wonderful job of making all of this entertaining, not just for those interested in the business, but to us ordinary joes as well.
  2. 80
    The ending is enormously satisfying and moving.
  3. 70
    The directors Andrew Rossi and Kate Novack may not be great filmmakers -- it's hard to tell, based on this bare-bones picture -- but they know a great story, and more important, how to tell it.
  4. Reviewed by: Eve Zibart
    The oddest thing about this sweet but not entirely satisfying documentary is how little food is involved.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    The docu, serving up interesting insights into the unique restaurant culture of NYC, should prove appetizing in urban venues.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Sietsema
    Though the filmmakers had a great time following the Manhattan restaurateurs around, they abandoned the untidy Brooklyn story before the inevitable downward spiral that might have been our payoff as filmgoers.
  7. 50
    Seem to have spliced together two different concepts which, on paper, may have seemed complementary but wind up giving the film a schizophrenic feel.

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