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Boiling Point: Viewers Call Stephen Graham's New Movie 'Magnificent'

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Boiling Point: Viewers Call Stephen Graham's New Movie 'Magnificent'

Line of Duty's Stephen Graham has swapped Line of Duty's Operation Peartree for a busy restaurant kitchen in his new film, Boiling Point.

The film explores the high pressure environment and tension working in a restaurant in the heart of the capital ahead of 'Magic Friday', the last Friday before Christmas and the busiest night of the year.

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Andy is also dealing with problems at home and is struggling with debts and addiction. His world takes an unfortunate turn when the health and safety services show up unexpectedly, with a critic also turning up who would make Ratatouille food critic Anton Ego shook.

A screening at the London Film Festival on Monday left a hugely positive impression on critics and viewers, with some calling the film "magnificent."

Stephen plays a chef in new film Boiling Point (Credit: Vertigo Releasing)
Stephen plays a chef in new film Boiling Point (Credit: Vertigo Releasing)

Rona Hunnisett said: “#BoilingPoint is a masterclass in tension, discomfort and workplace friction, with another magnificent performance from #StephenGraham - one of the best of his generation.”

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Another viewer shared their reaction, adding that the film was a “masterclass” in film making. “Blimey, @PhilipBarantini’s one-shot Boiling Point was superb. This real time drama set in a busy restaurant is a masterclass in filming & acting with an escalating, palpable tension.”

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While a third member of the audience lauded the screenplay. “#BoilingPointFilm was an absolute delight,” he tweeted. “Captured the heat of the kitchen perfectly, brilliant performances from everyone and fantastic writing.”

Directed by Philip Barantini, the workplace drama was filmed in one-shot to convey the tension that unfolds behind the scenes of a restaurant. The cast also includes Jason Flemyng, Ray Panthaki, Malachi Kirby and Vinette Robinson.

Boiling Point will be released in December (Credit: Vertigo Releasing)
Boiling Point will be released in December (Credit: Vertigo Releasing)

Stephen most recently starred opposite Jodie Comer in the feature length Channel 4 drama Help.

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The harrowing film shines a light on the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on care homes and it focuses primarily on the friendship that forms between a young carer named Sarah (Jodie) and a resident named Tony (Stephen) who has early onset dementia.

Boiling Point will be released in UK cinemas on 3rd December, 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Vertigo Releasing

Topics: TV And Film

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