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Fast Food Nation Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

This is a considered film that lacks the immediacy of a blunt message like the more simplistic Super Size Me, or the punchy, smokescreen climax of a film like Syriana to send the audience out feeling enlightened.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2012
Ali Gray

Linklater is preaching to the converted.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2012
Nick Rogers

It's about empty calories and empty life - ridiculous insistences that all kids see playing time regardless of on-field performance, the absurdity of porn as background noise, that revolution can start in rec rooms and the woozy lure of neon strip malls.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 24, 2010

Distills a non-fiction book about the influence of fast food on the global cultural landscape into a narrative film that touches on the many of the points and populaces of the book.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 7/10

June 9, 2010
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

'Fast Food Nation' might have translated into a compelling documentary. Instead, Schlosser's research is used as a springboard into a sluggish fictional narrative that merely hints at the grim reality.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Original Score: 2/4

December 1, 2009
Fernando F. Croce

Alt-weekly defeatism

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 28, 2009
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Avril Lavigne even pops up to rail against deforestation. Who knew she could pronounce it?

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: C+

May 15, 2009


| Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2008
Brian Holcomb

This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 7/10

May 5, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fills us with too much stuffing to digest in one sitting.

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

October 9, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The large cast is uniformly excellent and the film has been designed to stir the pot ... Unfortunately, audiences don't seem to be responding. Global warming is the hot button issue but our food supply and its contamination is just as important.

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 14, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Though it may well make you vow never to eat a burger again, the film never really holds itself together.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2007
Stuart McGurk

Certainly food for thought then, just a shame the characters aren't as fully-fleshed.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2007


The stories lack shape, and the procession of famous faces detracts from the low-key, realist tone.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

This is a must.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's a bit of a McMovie.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
Jamie Russell
Total Film

Intelligent and radical, this meaty exposť of corporate greed offers plenty to chew on.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Engaging and stimulating.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

May 4, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

This movie has taken a firebrand book and turned it into a whingeing piece of defeatism.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

May 4, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Ultimately, Fast Food Nation is preaching to the converted.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2007
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