Movies Like POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
30% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Breathless: Season One
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
46% Reckless: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
39% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 3

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Not sure Spurlock is the guy who should be making this case, but hey, I don't see anybody else doing it.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The real public service here is learning how these companies protect themselves in the contracts that Spurlock signs to get them to sponsor his movie -- chilling.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2013
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

And like Spurlock's other works, among all the laughs and gimmicks, he occasionally scores a moment that floors you.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

October 24, 2012
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

I don't know if director Morgan Spurlock's intention of having his latest work becoming a 'doc-buster' will come to pass, but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun watching him try.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

April 7, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It's a bit of a rambling yarn, but Morgan deserves credit for winning $1.5million worth of funding by humorously cramming an ad into every conceivable cranny, including a reference to Coke after an MRI scan.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's an amusing, shallow film...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 16, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It ought to be sharper. But that is not Spurlock's way, as evinced by his disappointingly self-regarding Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2011
Anthony Quinn
Independent

He gets celebrity interviewees to blah on the subject -- Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Quentin Tarantino -- and still fails to dispel the mood of utter pointlessness.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

October 14, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Before this, I hadn't grasped that the notion of "product placement" is in fact passť; now it's all about "co-promotion".

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

Really, it's quite odious.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

October 13, 2011
Matt Glasby
Total Film

Glossy, diverting and shout-it-from-the-rooftops obvious- exactly like an ad, then.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011
Ed Andrews
Little White Lies

At times, it seems like Spurlock has pulled off a minor creative coup, convincing brands to back a documentary that fundamentally questions their commercial ethics.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

October 13, 2011

Sky Movies

For his next project, it would be nice to see Spurlock put substance before gimmick. But first, a word from his sponsors...

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 12, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Hugely entertaining and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, this is a riveting documentary that's both fascinating and genuinely disturbing and will make you keenly aware of the advertising that surrounds you on a daily basis.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 12, 2011
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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A robust and amusing reminder of how Hollywood's tills are topped up by third-party brands and what they get - and we lose - in return.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

Morgan Spurlock brings an affable everyman charm to this mind-bendingly insightful critique of a world awash in commercial calculations at every corner.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 11, 2011
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

A strong gimmick, but it doesn't quite hang together as a documentary as well as it might.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2011
Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE

The bemused smile on his face may fool some people into believing he doesn't have a strong point of view, but he does: like the man from Michigan, Spurlock is a muckraker...

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

September 2, 2011
Tom Clift
Moviedex

Funny, self-aware, self-reflexive and absurd, it laughs in the faces of sell-outs all the way to the bank.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2011
Adam Bub
MovieFIX

Most entertaining doco of the year

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2011
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