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Fast Food Nation Reviews

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May 4, 2007
Not as hard-hitting and incisive as it could have been but a relatively thoughtful and thought-provoking film nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 4, 2007
A gross and engrossing attempt to humanise a hot-button subject, using a star-sprinkled cast to reveal some unpalatable truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 1, 2007
Rather like a fungus-based meat substitute, this film feels as though it's good for you, but actually there are few lasting benefits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 21, 2007
If the word 'tasteless' can be applied to a film in the most positive sense, that film is surely the pro-animal activist eco-drama, Fast Food Nation.
March 24, 2007
It's the performances and Linklater's devotion to them and not just the nation that make this a meal worth eating.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 22, 2007
Linklater opted for his typical chatty, meandering, plotless moviemaking to present the non-story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 9, 2007
It's a shame that film is as priggish, poorly constructed and plug earnest as it is.
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 1, 2006
You wish that Linklater had less of the slacker in his filmmaker soul and maybe more of the spirit of early Warner Bros.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
November 30, 2006
Fast Food Nation has its heart in the right place and, even though fictionalized, it will probably open a lot of eyes. It is not, however, as effortless and enjoyable as most of Linklater's films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 25, 2006
"Meanders when it should be on point, gets preachy instead of insightful, and presents cardboard characters at every level of the food chain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Havens
November 25, 2006
Linklater has mostly missed a golden opportunity to not only create an enduring work of art but to shame an industry into changing their ways.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 22, 2006
For slicing through the euphemisms and getting to the heart of the matter, Fast Food Nation is the most important American film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 22, 2006
Carries neither satirical bite nor emotional punch, an indictment delivered in an oddly mellow tone. Don't order a helping.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
November 21, 2006
Fast Food Nation poses an interesting critical conundrum: at one point does a film's ambition make up for its dramatic clumsiness?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
November 21, 2006
Though "Fast Food Nation" the movie is interesting and revelatory, it's oddly emotionless and unappealing.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
November 21, 2006
Akin to a socially conscious ensemble film by John Sayles, Fast Food Nation takes aim at corporate America moreso than the McDonald's and Burger Kings of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
November 21, 2006
Fast Food Nation makes you really think. It's also really sad and fairly disgusting. But if that's the bitter pill we have to swallow in order to look at what we're doing to ourselves, then it's a bad taste I can live with.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
November 20, 2006
Linklater tries to tell too much story. We don't have time to savor each valid piece of what he intends as a conscience-raising cautionary tale.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 20, 2006
Blame director Richard Linklater and author Eric Schlosser for cooking Schlosser's best-selling book into an unhappy movie meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
November 20, 2006
The fiction that Schlosser and the director Richard Linklater have extracted from the book is a mess, with narrative lines that go astray or simply wind up in the air.
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