“The Great Chicken Wing Hunt is a movie about comradery. It is about passion, and a fine romance, and change. It is a road movie. And a cliffhanger… It has an underdog, suspense and surprises. It has fantastic music, and a camp of memorable characters. It’s about…truly philosophical discussion about the minutae of standards. And, ultimately, it’s about the establishment and recognition of the first and perhaps only de facto American food…And here’s the REALLY stupendous thing: Reynolds, who is a first-time filmmaker, uses his remarkable editorial abilities to transmit this multi-layered story in a manner of 70 short minutes.” ~Dean Treadway
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WING HUNT characters and fans of the film go on a mini Manhattan WING HUNT, covered by The New Yorker
Read article and watch clip here
Director Matt Reynolds discusses the origin of Buffalo wings and why they’re so popular on ABC’s nightly news
A reporter for the WALL STREET JOURNAL retraces part ofThe Great Chicken Wing Hunt on his own mini-hunt for perfection. Includes interviews with Wing Hunter Ben Beavers and chef Marshall Grady. Warning – spoilers!
FilmDrunk.com gives WING HUNT a B+ says it will “teach you lot about wings and a little about life.” Read review.
(very happy to get a B+. FilmDrunk’s Mancini is a tough critic)
WING HUNT Director Matt Reynolds talks cooking, drinking and living in Eastern Europe with Vince Mancini in this interview on FilmDrunk
Matt Reynolds geeks out with food guru Dan Pashman on the newest episode of THE SPORKFUL. Dan challenges Matt on 1. flatty vs drummy 2. getting the most crisp out of your wings and 3. searching for perfection in food and love
Write-up in Thrillist magazine on 11 of the Hunters’ favorite wing houses.
“A hugely enjoyable documentary.”
“Ken Kesey couldn’t have asked for a merrier band of pranksters.”
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Article on WING HUNT in Newsweek. Warning: spoilers for both the film’s main plot (who wins the title of ‘world’s best wing chef’) and romantic subplot. Repeat: spoilers for the film’s main plot and romantic subplot.