Rent Boiling Point (2021)

3.8 of 5 from 195 ratings
1h 32min
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On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, a charismatic and commanding head chef balances on a knife's edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he's worked for.
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Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli
Philip Barantini, James Cummings
James Cummings (Writer), Hester Ruoff (Producer) [also written by Philip Barantini, produced by Bart Ruspoli], Carolyn McLeod
Drama, Thrillers
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
92 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Release Date:
Run Time:
92 minutes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Audio commentary with Producers Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli and Writer James Cummings
  • Audio commentary with actors Jason Flemyng and Ray Panthaki
  • Boiling Over: an interview with Hester Ruoff
  • Pot Boiler: an interview with Bart Ruspoli
  • Simmering Steady: an interview with James Cummings
  • The Making of 'Boiling Point'

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Reviews (2) of Boiling Point

British indie filmmaking at its height - Boiling Point review by AER

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Boiling Point was directed by Philip Barantini, whose previous film, Villain, was an above-average thug-flick starring Craig Fairbrass. It didn't really give us an inkling of what would follow though. In an exciting gear shift the director has given us a one-take drama starring Stephen Graham and many of the cast from Villain, set in an upmarket London restaurant. Events come to a head on several fronts that put the staff under immense pressure and it makes for a stressful, gripping watch. All the cast are excellent and this really shows that low-budget films can be contenders. There are small quibbles but I won't mention them here because they seem churlish to bring up in the face of what this brilliant team has achieved - a one-take movie that makes you forget its gimmick. It's more immersive than theatre and the odd plot-blip aside, Barantini, Graham, and Boiling Point's cast have set the bar high for British independent filmmakers. There's no excuse not to be this good every time.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Engrossing Drama - Boiling Point review by GI

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This is a thoroughly engrossing drama set on one very busy night in a plush restaurant. The use of the one shot take doesn't feel at all like a gimmick and doesn't distract from the great performances and the clever way little character traits are revealed as the night spirals towards it's calamitous end. Stephen Graham stars as Andy, the head chef, whose life is falling apart and his late arrival at work signals the stress that he and his team are already under. As the evening begins the cacophony from the rogues gallery of customers unleashes the drama. We have the bullying man on Table 7, the group of drunken men wanting food that is 'off menu' and a couple who highlight that one of them has a nut allergy. To top it all the arrival of the passive aggressive celebrity chef, Alastair (Jason Flemyng) who has a famous food critic with him puts Andy and his team under extra pressure and he and Alastair have deeper issues as will be revealed. I just didn't know if I'd enjoy this especially as the one take film has often felt too contrived to me and detracts from the narrative but in this situation it worked seamlessly. It's a first rate drama that draws you in totally making for a very enjoyable film.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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