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GMO OMG (2013)

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Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Who controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity's most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family's struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and

Jul 22, 2014

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Seifert approaches the subject from the perspective of a concerned father of three youngsters and he comes across as earnest and well-intentioned.

November 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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While the movie rarely feels like the definitive, well-honed dissection this critical subject demands, [Seifert's] lighter approach keeps a somewhat arcane topic more easily digestible, dare say entertaining.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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[Provides] a gentle, flyover alert to obliviously chowing-down citizens ... without hectoring and with no small amount of charm.

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Why anyone would think that home movies of the director and his kids belong in a social-issues doc is a truly WTF question.

September 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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A documentary that is by turns exasperating, illuminating, and intentionally infuriating.

September 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Combines the folksy charm of Taggart Siegel's The Real Dirt on Farmer John and the frightening facts of Robert Kenner's Food, Inc.

September 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Starting from a place of ignorance and never going much further, Seifert omits anything that might hurt his obvious anti-GMO thesis.

November 21, 2013 Full Review Source: National Post
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Eye-opening, compelling and accessible to the laymen.

October 16, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

Recognizing that minds are changed as much through the heart as a litany of facts, GMO OMG manages to provoke important self-reflection in viewers.

September 24, 2013 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

This is a David-vs.-Goliath movie, but David's aim is so spotty that Goliath has nothing to fear.

September 13, 2013 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

With the cinematography and its family-centric approach, it takes what could have been a dry subject and broadens its appeal.

September 13, 2013 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

In this unsatisfying home movie meets documentary hybrid, filmmaker and father Jeremy Seifert seeks to convey the potential danger of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our foods and the need for legislation requiring accurate labeling of such.

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The real truth is that GMO OMG...is merely the latest in a long line of one-sided agitprop documentaries. Far from an impartial investigation...Seifert's work is a monotonous censure that, in the absence of conclusive data, exploits fear.

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

Smart animation and a series of powerfully provocative statistics punctuate the film, and while familiar it is still a subject that needs to be focused on.

September 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Screen International
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