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  • 73
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Juggles a few too many subplots, cramming in more issues than your average nightly newscast. But more often than not, this is a film to savor. show more

  • 63
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    Some films, oddly enough, can be too ambitious for their own good, which is the case with Restaurant. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    If Restaurant feels like a high-caliber TV drama, it's one that tries to pack an entire season (plus pilot, plus backstory) into one episode. show more

  • 60
    Steve Simels TV Guide

    Cudworth's script gives the characters more depth than is the genre norm, and the ensemble acting is terrific. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Solid performances, capable visuals, and the honesty of the interracial subject matter make Restaurant stand out from the typical "I'm an artist, not really a waiter" pack. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    Tom Cudworth's script nails the ale-drenched details of twentysomething existence. show more

  • 80
    F. X. Feeney L.A. Weekly

    A sharp, upbeat, well-wrought meditation on love and race that kicks the new year in movies off to a terrific start. show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy Film.com

    The film gets an "A" for effort, but doesn't have the courage to really get as bloody, messy and dirty as its subject matter inherently is. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    It takes very good actors to convey this kind of nuance, and the cast of Restaurant does consistently splendid work. show more

  • 60
    Amy Taubin Village Voice

    Director Eric Bross has a smooth nonstyle that serves him well until the screenplay turns melodramatic at the end. show more

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