A Place at the Table (2013)



Critic Consensus: A Place at the Table is a well-reported documentary that raises important questions about the state of hunger in America culture.

Movie Info

49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and brief mild language)
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Jun 25, 2013
Box Office: $0.2M
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Critic Reviews for A Place at the Table

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (23)

Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Globe and Mail
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A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...

Full Review… | April 4, 2013
Toronto Star
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You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Denver Post
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"A Place at the Table" presents a shameful truth that should leave viewers dismayed and angry: This nation has more than enough food for all its people, yet millions of them are hungry.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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One thing is clear from "A Place at the Table": You cannot answer the question "Why are people hungry?," without also asking "Why are people poor?"

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
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An informative and often infuriating picture that deserves to be seen.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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