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6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards
The Best Reviewed Documentary of 2004

Best Documentary: Super Size Me Super Size Me

We've heard of some movies being referred to as cinematic junk food. Well, now there is a movie about that very subject -- Super Size Me. Directed by Morgan Spurlock, who is also featured as the test subject, this documentary shows what happens when a man eats nothing but fast food for a month. The result may not be pretty, but it sure makes for compelling viewing, as Jeanne Aufmuth of the Palo Alto Weekly calls this "the ultimate contemporary horror story." While a critical hit, Super Size Me made nowhere near what the runner-up, Michael Moore's controversial Fahrenheit 9/11, made at the box office. However, with a Tomatometer of 92% and an adjusted score of 82.56, Super Size Me is 2004's best reviewed documentary. The moral of all this? Sometimes, junk food is good for you. Coincidentally or not, McDonald's no longer offers its Super Size portions. Let us know what your pick for this category is here.

Data collected on January 11, 2005

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