Food, Inc. (2009)



Critic Consensus: An eye-opening expose of the modern food industry, Food, Inc. is both fascinating and terrifying, and essential viewing for any health-conscious citizen.

Movie Info

In "Food, Inc.," filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect … More

Rating: PG (for some thematic material and disturbing images)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Kenner, Elise Pearlstein, Kim Roberts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 3, 2009
Box Office: $4.2M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Food, Inc.

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (34)

This is the kind of muckraking we should see more often.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

This solidly constructed documentary aims to do for food production what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Smart, gripping, and untainted by the influence of Michael Moore.

Full Review… | August 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

One word of caution: Eat before you see it. After it's over, the idea of a swing through the drive-thru might not be so appetizing.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
American Profile

A doco which could make you sick!

Full Review… | December 31, 2010

Food, Inc. -- a disturbing expose of the food industry -- is essential watching. You need to see it. Take your kids. Take your neighbour's kids. Take a stranger's kids (well, maybe that's a bit much).

Full Review… | October 21, 2010

Audience Reviews for Food, Inc.


We are what we eat, and this is an informative documentary that exposes some disturbing - yet not exactly unknown - truths about the food industry in the USA and shows how vital it is for people to start consuming natural/organic products in order to live healthy lives.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

A well constructed argument that criticises the food industry for its methods and the government for its lack of oversight. Prepare for jarring images of animal cruelty. What's ignored in the whole proposal is the obvious population explosion and concurrent rise in affluence of millions, affording them the luxury of eating what they choose (and, as the film itself points out, they make the wrong choice ). And so a passionate, if incomplete, presentation. If you're reading this you probably already know where you stand on this issue. Where is the doc that takes on the consequences of feeding the population explosion is what I wanna know.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

In this documentary on the american food industry, you get an inside view at where your food comes from. Seeing what Monsanto does to the farmers, what IBP is doing to the cattle, and what Tyson is doing to the chickens, you may never eat again. I know most people would just say that they can't live without their meat, and it doesn't bother them where it comes from, or what's in it. Being a vegetarian, this film opened my eyes to the prospect that even my organic produce may be full of harmful chemicals. Some of my classmates went vegetarian for life after seeing this disturbing, deeply affecting documentary. It's an important one to see. Watch it!

Raymond Wieser
Raymond Wieser

Super Reviewer

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