A Taste of Hunger

audience Reviews

, 71% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    There were moments when this Danish story looked as if it might have offered more promise, but as it moves forward it loses vital pace - with too many pretentious asides, slotted within too many flashbacks. For a movie about food, very little of it looked particularly appetizing, and the script offers up somewhat trite situations to excuse several of its main character's rather foolish indulgences. While the cast works hard and some locations are good-looking, overall it's largely a disappointment, seeming to run twice as long as it actually did. The story quite heavily involves children, but with several suspect sex scenes, and crude dialogue throughout, it's certainly not recommended for young viewers. One scene has the main couple's traumatized little daughter being offered intense personal counseling, but this takes the form of group therapy (rather unlikely in this situation). The screenplay seems to bite off more than it can chew but will be a time passer for some.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    It was a beautifully shot film, the acting was good. The plot was predictable and by the films end, I really didn't care what happened to the main characters
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Overall, serving a solid and highly entertaining three-course meal, A Taste of Hunger is a powerful story that focuses on the many themes of romance, marriage, parenthood, and pursuing your ultimate dreams. This film exceeded my expectations, and I found it quite compelling in its story and even mysterious in certain areas. Visually pleasing and loaded with solid and convincing performances from both Katrine Greis-Rosenthal and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, there is nothing overly disappointing about what's being served here apart from the film's second act which I found slowed everything right down, lingering on some themes and areas of the plot for far longer than I prefer. Nevertheless, I'm glad I dined with this feature. As the credits rolled, I was left feeling full and content with the gratifying experience.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Wow!Such a beautiful honest performance by the cast!A simple and heart wrenching plot!I was moved to tears.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The captivating film, A Taste of Hunger by Christoffer Boe, truly shows the perfection of the culinary world. Each dish in this movie is carefully arranged and perfectly cooked. The acting portrays the deep desire that every chef has to create a dish that the customer would never forget. I can almost smell all of the delicious food, as if the scent of sautéed oyster, cooked octopus, and fermented lemons are wafting through the screen. The storyline revolves around a Danish couple, both culinary experts. Maggi (Katrine Greis-Rosenthal) and Carsten (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) both dream of only one accomplishment, receiving the world's most renowned culinary award, a Michelin star. Although their dream is big, they use every means of achieving it, even if it comes in the way of their relationship, and more importantly, their family. Will Maggi's affair destroy their dream altogether, or will they push past this bump in the long road to a Michelin star? The protagonist, played by Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, portrays her character with a sense of mystery. You never truly know what is going on inside of Maggi's head. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays both a loving father and an uncompromising boss very realistically, giving the viewers mixed feelings of whether they should root for him or not. The food shown in this movie is designed to almost perfection, enhancing the quality of this film. My favorite part of the movie is the opening sequence. The beautifully presented food and the music create an enthralling introduction to the movie. The message of this film is that working hard is the only way to achieve your dream. No matter how hard you try, there will always be setbacks and forks in the road, but to reach what you want, you have to get back up, no matter how many times you fall. This is an uplifting message to all those who have a big dream, no matter how hard it is to fulfill. The main age restriction of this movie is due to the sexual scenes. There are multiple scenes that would not be appropriate for ages 13 and under. I give A Taste of Hunger 4 out of five stars and recommend it for ages 14 to 18, plus adults. It releases in theaters and on demand January 28, 2022. By Nyara A., KIDS FIRST!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of my favorite actors, and as always he has an excellent performance in this film. A Taste of Hunger was sold as Nikolai being the main actor, however the big star of this film is not him, but Katrine Greis-Rosenthal (Maggie). The plot developed throughout the film was completely wrapped around her character, leaving Carsten, Nikolai's character, in the background. There was no reason to create so much marketing over Nikolai's name and so little on Katrine, this is something that bothered me a lot, even though Nikolai is my favorite actor. The story is interesting, with a justifiable personal desire of the character. The photography is wonderful, capturing beautiful elements and scenery from Denmark. I noticed some camera and continuation errors, but they are passable. The plot developed throughout the film is quite warm until the middle, focusing exclusively on the desires, hopes and characteristics of the characters. And after all that, there's an interesting plot twist at the end of the movie, something that is, frankly, unimaginable. Overall, A Taste of Hunger is a good movie to watch in the afternoon. It's not a film with an excellent plot, but it is... charismatic. The performances are excellent, soundtrack PERFECT, photography great, and a warm story. I recommend.