Pink Ribbons, Inc. Reviews

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 9, 2013
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 2, 2012
In the 98 minutes of "Pink Ribbons, Inc.," a wealth of information and images flit past, many intended to raise eyebrows if not ire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2012
You have to agree with the advocates who charge that some corporations are milking cancer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
June 21, 2012
At the very least ... this documentary will make you question the status quo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 8, 2012
It's a well-argued polemic that, despite being one-sided, has loads of useful information to share, if only to begin a crucial argument about health care, allocation and coordination of research dollars, consumerism and the privatization of philanthropy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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
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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
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May 31, 2012
The movie's indignation seems justified on at least one point: that the pink-ribbon movement thus far has done more for marketing than for medicine.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 31, 2012
It's a crude, angry battering ram of a film, much more concerned with counter-messaging than aesthetics, but it gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
May 30, 2012
Above all, Pink Ribbons, Inc. is an argument for reintroducing into the public discourse the uncertainty, fear, and complexity that cancer sufferers and their loved ones know all too well.
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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
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
February 3, 2012
Pool's documentary provides some cold clarity on a well-advertised if misunderstood disease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 2, 2012
Even pink ribbons have shades of grey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4