Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 9, 2011
    By turns sweet and tart, airy and rich and, above all, a thoroughly irresistible confection.
  2. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Sep 29, 2011
    Sentimental, obvious, but well-nigh irresistible, this jubilant comedy equates England's bland cuisine with its sexual inhibition and suggests we could all use something a little more tasty (at dinnertime, that is).
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 22, 2011
    Ms. Bonham Carter's hearty performance makes Mrs. Potter almost lovable. You may laugh at her garishness, but you applaud her pluck and stamina.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Sep 19, 2011
    Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 21, 2011
    Toast is lovely to look at, evoking both the gray-green milieu of Midlands life and the sensuality of good food, but it's like a whipped topping with no base.
  6. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Sep 23, 2011
    Based on a memoir by Nigel Slater, a British celebrity chef who makes a cameo appearance, Toast also charts the budding chef's growing interest in hunky, scantily clad guys. Be warned: Some of the regional British accents would benefit from subtitles.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Sep 20, 2011
    Slater's book was evidently an ax-grinder, and the resulting film, directed with tone-deaf comic rhythm by S.J. Clarkson, shows pity and bemusement for the people raising Nigel but rarely human interest in them. More damning still, even the food looks ugly.
  8. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 19, 2011
    Joan aside, the film goes down easy enough.
  9. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Sep 20, 2011
    The first-person source material might explain the one-sided account of the struggle, but the film is crippled by its underhanded treatment of Bonham Carter's character, including a healthy dose of unmitigated middle-class snobbery.
  10. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Oct 13, 2011
    I could pile on the cooking metaphors until you cried "uncle," but the fact remains that there's a very good movie in here that its makers have failed to bring off.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. A joyful movie with many sweet desserts~~ When you upset, watch this movie ,you'll be cheerful~~ In this world,Tow things can save us ,One is Love,Another one is Delicious food~ Full Review »
  2. Oct 11, 2011
    Here is how I imagine this hypothetical sequence of events. Screenwriter Lee Hall, best known for the Billy Elliot script, sat down and readHere is how I imagine this hypothetical sequence of events. Screenwriter Lee Hall, best known for the Billy Elliot script, sat down and read Nigel Slaterâ Full Review »
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