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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Reviews

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Matthew Sorrento
IdentityTheory

Phil's journey to health, with the help of Cross, transforms a lacking showpiece into a powerful tale of will and mentorship.

Full Review Source: IdentityTheory | Original Score: 6/10

December 3, 2011
Mark R. Leeper
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[Cross] tells us of his self-redemption and his explanation of the principles is mostly entertaining, though eventually repetitious. The case histories he presents are effective and even sometimes moving.

Full Review Source: Mark Leeper's Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

May 4, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

The first half is a sycophantic and unfocused look at the health benefits of liquidated fruits and veggies, but Fat's latter half blossoms into something unexpected and heartrending, making it a passable recommendation.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 8, 2011
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine

Continues the bizarre tradition of documenting how superhero-like white foreigners with commanding accents come to America to revolutionize the way we eat.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 4, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

This Oprah-ready doc about the beneficial effects of good dieting manages to be educational and watchable without making you feel too bad about that Twix bar in your mouth.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 1, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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For all its aesthetic deficiencies and self-promotional aspects, it at least provides a valuable and important message.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 1, 2011
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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"Fat, Sick" may be no great shakes as a movie, but as an ad for Mr. Cross's wellness program its now-healthy heart is in the right place.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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Blithely ignoring socioeconomic factors, Cross places responsibility for good nutrition squarely on human willpower.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 31, 2011
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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A gonzo, if somewhat gimmicky, approach to advocating healthy living; it's like Super Size Me in reverse.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2011
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Virtually every documentary cliché from the past decade finds its way into this account of director Joe Cross's weight-loss odyssey, a retread-reversal of Super Size Me right down to the cheesy animation.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 29, 2011
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead makes it safe to eat your vegetables again.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2011
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Joe Cross asks fellow fatties to lose the avoirdupois, interviewing people on the street and taking action in an amusing weigh.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

February 4, 2011
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