Critic Review - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Pom Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold" sounds like an ingenious ploy, using the sponsors' own rope to hang them. Alas, the film never gets its lasso knotted.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comments (4)
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jeff m.

jeff montgomery

did you even watch the movie or just read the one page for it? your a joke and out of touch with movies and how media effects the 15-20yr old group. YES is states the simple and obvious but i dont think kids today understand it like the 30+ age group who grew up with it and watched it evolve. The first 5mins of the movie explains in an internet and quick media age the kids of today DO NOT watch commercials.

I hate to state the obvious but you shouldnâ??t try to kill all the Jews and guess what we tech that to kids every year I'm sure they know not to do that but we have to re-teach things for new generations to learn.

NOT EVERY MOVIE WAS MADE JUST FOR YOU. SOME MOVIES ARE MADE FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO LEARN OR EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW.

Aug 11 - 01:12 PM

Anton Shumin

Anton Shumin

You have to understand that if you know that we are all vulnerable to the product placement and you hope, like this douche, to get some kind of a revenge on the corporate industry by using their own resources, then you are better off searching Google for a bunch of sadistic videos of stoneheads torturing puppies, as filling better about yourself is obviously the only power source for maintaining your precious existence.
It's essential, while watching this movie, to not draw definite conclusions until after you watch the movie. But apparently some people have made up their mind before ever seeing the first frame.
Let me spell it out for you. No movie can give you definite steps on how to protect yourself from the corporate mind games. All they can do, is to go to the source, and show you exactly how the basics work. Mentality, attitude, perception and motivations. It's up to you to draw your own conclusions and understand the workings on the ground level, so you can/not deal with it in your own way.
You, sir, are the reason this movie had to be made in the first place. It was never meant to hang the sponsors. It is simply showing that it doesn't matter if "you are on to them", just by doing that, uve already been hooked. But no worries, there are other movies more suited for you. Ever heard of Transformers 3?

Aug 20 - 02:54 PM

Bahareh Khosravi

Bahareh Khosravi

I started watching thinking this is gonna be great. it sounded promising. it failed to deliver a message. the intent was never clear and at the end of the day I had gained anything. I hadn't heard anything I didn't already know. it didn't hit the spot. it didn't pull me in and I couldn't invest in it. (pun intended)

Sep 21 - 05:34 AM

David Robinson

David Robinson

I understood the message Spurlock was trying to get across, however he found he had to bow to some extent to give respect the sponsors who made the movie possible. I think the scene in Sao Paulo spoke volumes.

Sep 26 - 12:46 AM

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