Mini Review - Burnt

Burnt (out Oct 22) is a frustrating, pointless drama about a self-absorbed chef (Bradley Cooper) trying to put his demons (drugs, alcohol, women) in the past and earn a third Michelin star for his London restaurant. The supporting cast are underutilised, the script lack coherence, and the film is evasive about the chef's past. Hard to feel sympathy for such a troubled character. Grade: C.