The film has garnered mostly positive reviews, including nods from The Village Voice and The New York Times, and Variety calls the story of the pastry competition "gripping, even for non-foodies."
Local film critic Cynthia Haines -- who reviews movies with Steve Walker on KCUR 89.3's Up to Date With Steve Kraske -- liked Kings of Pastry a great deal. "The film isn't a competition between pastry chefs in the traditional sense," she says.
"I think audiences will really enjoy this film," she adds. "There's a lot of drama, and the filmmakers are both very famous documentary moviemakers."
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