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A Place at the Table Reviews

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Tale of two Americas documentary highlights the plight of the 50 million poor folks who go to sleep hungry every night.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 26, 2014
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The saddest story belongs to a single mother who got a full time job and is now off welfare, but can't afford to feed her children on her salary. This is one of those movies that will make you mad, or at least it should.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

December 29, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic might lack style to keep it exciting, but its public service message hits on a vital issue that should concern all Americans.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

November 18, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

presents us with the counter-intuitive idea that while Americans may be among the world's most obese people ... there is a surprisingly large segment of our population - nearly 50 million people - who are "food insecure"

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

August 16, 2013
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

A must-see dispatch from the front lines of this struggle packed with sobering statistics and infuriating facts - among them, that one in four American children is chronically hungry.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

May 22, 2013
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A smart, poignantly argued documentary [which] casts obesity and hunger as neighbors, and makes a persuasive case for important social investments.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: B

April 17, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Enlightening documentary that, hopefully, propels people to take action.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

April 16, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush chip away at the topic until their message becomes unassailable.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

It doesn't offer much in terms of optimism, but provides an eye-opening glimpse into a frequently overlooked social issue.

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March 29, 2013
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Jacboson and Silverbush know how to make this potentially unpleasant news palatable and inspiring.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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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 Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 8, 2013
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Food for thought.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

March 5, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A documentary about the shocking extent of hunger in America, affecting 1 in 4 children.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

March 5, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Provides plenty of moving case studies...[but] it's most useful for its prismatic look at the problem of American hunger, examining the problem's recent history, its root causes...and its inextricability from other national crises...

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2013
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Hunger in America, seen through the eyes of its victims, with an emphasis on children. Sobering documentary addresses a shameful problem.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 5, 2013
Nora Lee Mandel

As moving as the real lives are, for a film clearly intending to be a call for action, hunger cries out for more journalism and not just depressing stories and statistics.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

March 2, 2013
Billy Tatum
Paste Magazine

A Place at the Table makes a strong case that hunger for one is a problem for all.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.1/10

March 1, 2013
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