Addiction Incorporated (2011)

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In the 1980s, Victor DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. He also uncovered a new addictive ingredient- setting off a chain of events that still reverberates even today.In a true act of modern-day heroism, DeNoble took his findings to the people … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving smoking and addiction, and for some language)
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Don Whittemore
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Box Office: $40.0k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Addiction Incorporated

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (14)

While it's satisfying to see fat cats tamed by science and an enraged public, the movie misses the opportunity to sustain the pressure.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This straightforward documentary by Charles Evans Jr. is must viewing for anyone interested in public health and corporate ethics.

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Boston Globe
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"Addiction Incorporated" follows tobacco's journey downhill from respectability.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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Rather than relying only on archival footage and a parade of talking heads, Evans mixes it up with reenactments of episodes in the past. It's subtly unobtrusive and effective.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
Washington Post
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While its thoroughness is laudable, its pacing is deadly. And the events and attitudes depicted already have become curiously passe in less than a decade.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
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