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Pink Ribbons, Inc. Reviews

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
June 4, 2012
An interesting documentary that rather criminally buries its lede, Lea Pool's film never tames her unwieldy collection of thought-provoking opinions into a cohesive entity grander than the sum of its disparate parts.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 19, 2012
"Pink Ribbons, Inc." is a colorful indictment of corporate infestation, but it's missing a prescription.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
June 1, 2012
an outrageous film glorifying unreasonable, ill-informed women criticizing huge charitable contributions from corporations because the corporations' alleged motives are not sufficiently pure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 31, 2012
For all the stellar intentions; revelatory evidence; and thoughtful, wall-to-wall interviewees, this frustratingly overstuffed documentary indulges more in spraying buckshot than stalking a target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
...Ribbons is borderline milquetoast: it doesn't have the courage of its convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Miles Bowe
Boston Phoenix
June 20, 2012
Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a valuable eye-opener about an important movement that has become distressingly commodified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Inkoo Kang
Boxoffice Magazine
July 12, 2012
Pink Ribbons is an intelligent and moving account of how capitalism has profited off philanthropy, and how it's hurt cancer patients in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Asher Klein
Chicago Reader
June 14, 2012
The film raises the question of whether branding the disease has taken precedence over preventing it.
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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2012
Blending expert testimony with emotional appeals from a support group for women diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, this stinging indictment raises an all-together different call to arms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2012
Not especially well-crafted, but this provocative deviation from the usual documentary angle on aid organizations and human rights issues is worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
May 29, 2012
It's a powerful and subversive reminder that, pink or not, depoliticizing a worthy cause is never pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nora Lee Mandel
June 2, 2012
Timely warning about political messages behind philanthropic-corporate complex that tied fundraising, research, discussion, and perceptions about breast cancer in a pink bow.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 3, 2012
An illuminating, provocative documentary that will leave you enraged, and rightfully so.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 5, 2012
It rakes the muck quite effectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
May 29, 2012
A righteously outraged documentary targeting the "warm and fuzzy" iconography of the breast cancer fundraising bureaucracy and its camouflage of corporate priorities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
September 20, 2012
Pink Ribbons, Inc. amasses a wide array of pink-tinted footage, balanced by the testimony of women with Stage 4 cancer and experts who haven't drunk the Kool-Aid, pink or otherwise
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 16, 2012
One of the hallmarks of a great documentary is telling you something you never expected to hear...This Canadian film will, if nothing else, make you think twice every time you see a pink ribbon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Merin
New York Press
May 28, 2012
An alarming look at the profitable industry that has grown up around nonprofit fund raising for breast cancer research. Must see!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
June 1, 2012
Activist Judy Brady sums up this film's unapologetic message: "When I see a pink ribbon," she says during the end credits, "I see evil."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 18, 2012
did take away a couple of ideas I hadn't really considered before...who knew early detection only works for a minority of those diagnosed with this disease?
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 9, 2013
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