The single-take thriller sees Graham star as an 'emotionally scarred London chef' as he struggles to wrangle his team on the last Friday before Christmas, the busiest shift of the year.
Already battling debts, addiction and an imploding personal life, the chef's world grows even more complicated when health and safety services unexpectedly show up for an inspection.
The result is what viewers are saying is 'one of the most stressful films' they've ever seen - but also one of the best, not least thanks to Graham's amazing performance.
One person tweeted: "If you enjoy nail-biting tension, cooking and Stephen Graham then check out #boilingpoint on Netflix UK! One of my favourite films of recent times and one of Graham's best performances."
Someone else said: "WOW! Boiling point is a masterclass. @StephenGraham73 is a genius! #Boilingpoint."
Another said it was the 'best film' they'd seen in the last year, while a fourth added: "Saw #BoilingPoint last night - absolutely terrific. @StephenGraham73 blows us away every time, and the rest of the cast were brilliant too. Filmed in a single shot, it was like watching an immersive play and the characters and story were gripping. Highly recommended!"
I'd highly recommend boiling point on Netflix. Amazing one shot drama about a nights service in a high end restaurant. Not just amazing performances all around but an incredible technical achievement. pic.twitter.com/2vy7HrsO1y
- Darragh Haugh BL (@BlHaugh) March 23, 2022
WOW! Boiling point is a masterclass. @StephenGraham73 is a genius! #Boilingpoint pic.twitter.com/gnfg29awQP
- Steven J (@OfficialsteveJ) March 18, 2022
The whole movie was filmed as one unbroken shot, just days before the first national lockdown in 2020.
At the film's premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Graham's co-star Ray Panthaki said the one-shot approach added an extra level of pressure to the shoot.
He told the Press Association: "Stephen takes the whole weight of the movie on his shoulders. And he was completely on it the whole way through.
"There would be moments where the camera would be off me and I'd be like looking through my pieces of paper going 'Where am I next? Where am I next? What's my next move? Where am I going?' and Stephen would be like, 'Ray, you're over there'.
"He's got this amazing awareness of everything that was going on."
Graham added of the film project: "It's kind of like getting to peek behind the curtain and have a little look and see what's out there.
"There's so many great characters within every kitchen environment, and hopefully we made a fair representation of the diversity of what it's like in a kitchen, there's all different ethnicities, different cultural backgrounds, different classes, age, it's a great amalgamation of loads of different characters and there's drama going on that as well."
Watch Boiling Point on Netflix now.
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