Quick Review On “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”

Chef Anthony Bourdain built his reputation as being a renowned chef and climbed the ladder to fame by hosting travel shows documenting cultures from around the world. Fans from around the world were shocked at the news of Bourdain’s passing in 2018 and some of his final moments were captured in the film “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.”  

The last feature film covers Bourdain’s life from his early start becoming a chef to becoming an international sensation known for his travel TV shows. We honor the late chef and TV personality by reviewing the final film featuring Bourdain with some context of what to expect if you want to watch the ‘Roadrunner’ movie.   


“Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” Overview    

Produced and directed by Morgan Neville, the documentary sheds light on Anthony Bourdain’s life and circumstances you may not have known before. The reputable chef took his own life at the age of 61 in 2018, leaving the fans in confused despair, wondering why someone who “had it all” would end it all. The “Roadrunner” film was released in 2021 giving fans one final chance to explore the world with Bourdain and was a massive hit, making over $5 million USD at the box office. Although it made millions, one of the controversies included incorporating AI technology to reproduce Bourdain’s voice for specific audio clips.  Though, a phenomenal part of the documentary is that the movie was produced artistically to never truly answer the question of Bourdain’s mindset during his final days. Viewers saw the life glimpses of the Michelin-star chef and traveler yet still are in the dark about the death as the movie focuses more on the positive aspects of his life.   



”Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” is rated 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, 3.5/5 by the Rolling Stones, and a 7.7/10 on IMDb. The masterpiece sheds light on Bourdain’s accomplishments and milestones, including his book launch of “Kitchen Confidential” and travel show “A Cook’s Tour.”    



People were swooned by the artistic production and portrayal of Anthony Bourdain’s life and ideologies. According to the critics, “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” is a rollercoaster of emotions as it highlights Bourdain with the utmost respect.  The overall audience calls it a “must-watch masterpiece” for all die-hard Anthony Bourdain fans. Many viewers loved the inspirational aspect of the film to show the chef’s life and how many lives he affected during his lifetime.   

Final Thoughts   

The success of the “Roadrunner” movie resembles the success of Bourdain throughout his career while focusing more on the personal aspect of Bourdain’s disposition and showing how hard he worked during filming. “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” is recommended for fans of Bourdain and those interested in learning more about Bourdain’s personal life mixed with his professional life that will be his last performance.