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America The Beautiful Reviews

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Well intentioned but futilely diffuse.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 8, 2008
Anna King
Time Out New York
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There's nothing new in Roberts's film about skinny models, eating disorders, plastic surgery and toxic cosmetics.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

July 31, 2008
Anna King
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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There's no evidence provided as to what separates us from other modern, media-soaked nations (and even less made of the fact that, for a people allegedly obsessed with self-image, we're fatties).

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 29, 2008
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Intercutting the costs of American women's chase-after-beauty story (suggesting much waste and futility) with Gerren's personal one never quite blends into an organic whole.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 2/5

August 26, 2008
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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Despite the occasional flash of insight, and a few semi-shocking factoids, most women are going to find this movie roughly as illuminating as a remedial math class might be for a Nobel-prize winning physicist.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 18, 2008
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Clueless, directionless and altogether pointless, America the Beautiful will outrage only those who have spent the last 50 years in suspended animation.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2008
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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With so many pointless detours ripping you away, the film feels as lamely digressive as the proverbial one-track guy whose head won't stop turning as each new temptation walks by.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2008
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Perhaps in future exposes Roberts will uncover that ice is cold and furnaces hot.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

October 18, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Interesting but messy.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2008
Melissa Camacho
Common Sense Media

Probing docu about society's obsession with looks.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Carries a persuasive message, and is all the more effective because of the level tone that [Director Darryl] Roberts adopts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2008
Nick Schager

For every unsubtle moment ... there are two or three that forcefully resound.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

August 3, 2008
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

America the Beautiful is a great film - a provocative cautionary tale that fingers crossed, might also act as a wake-up call.

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

May 22, 2008
Kam Williams

A scathing indictment of the fashion industry which is designed to drive home the point that the airbrushed and digitally-altered standard of beauty popularized by the mainstream media is unattainable, because even the models don't really look like that.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 4/4

July 29, 2008
Prairie Miller

Sex sells feeling bad about yourself, from designer vaginas to canine testicle implants, in this indignantly passionate, don't believe the deadly hype documentary.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

July 17, 2008
Jennifer Merin

America's obsession with beauty is the subject of filmmaker Darryl Roberts wide-ranging investigative documentary that shows how beauty product manufacturers manipulate the public.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 27, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hard-hitting documentary about the negative fallout from America's obsession with physical perfection.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2008
Ronnie Scheib
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Hardly revelatory, sometimes downright redundant pic nevertheless covers its myriad bases succinctly, while rejecting both grandstanding indignation and self-nullifying 'fairness'.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 30, 2008
Andrea Gronvall
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
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