The Price of Sugar Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Anthony Kaufman
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 15, 2007
Price of Sugar is designed to educate, outrage and finally spur viewers to action. That it does so with vibrant visual style and an engaging narrative makes it that rare consciousness-raising film that's not only good for you, but a joy to watch.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 9, 2007
It's been conceived and executed as an instrument of human rights and a tool of shame. But it's the political controversy that's at the heart of this movie -- the contempt that one poor country feels toward its somewhat poorer neighbor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 2, 2007
In this compelling documentary, narrated by Paul Newman, Hartley comes off as a man of intense will, and he needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2007
Haney doesn't strive for balance, and he doesn't have to; the images speak for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 18, 2007
The tainted relationship between the dessert on our tables and the suffering of those who produce it gets a horrifying workout in Bill Haney's multilayered account of Haitian cane cutters in the Dominican Republic.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 28, 2007
Illuminating and deeply distressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 28, 2007
Like most documentary polemics, it simplifies the issues it confronts and selects facts that bolster its black-and-white, heroes-and-villains view of raw economic power.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
September 27, 2007
Profoundly disturbing.