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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It's product placement on steroids, or supersized, as he might have called it

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 7, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Logical, thought-provoking and disarmingly funny, the ubiquitous, smooth-talking, brash Spurlock explores the topic of product placement, visibility, fame and credibility as he shamelessly sells his idea to create a movie funded entirely by its sponsors

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 7, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It is a wake-up call for audiences to wise up to all the advertising that streams into our lives. Although, I have to admit, after the movie was over? I was kinda thirsty for a POM.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

August 4, 2011
Chris Knight
National Post

Silly rather than scholarly, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a fun and funny movie, guaranteed to make you think about advertising, but not gunning to change how you think about it.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 15, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

It makes one wish Spurlock would show a bit more intellectual and political muscle rather than being content with lightweight showmanship that is in thrall to the commodification it claims to abhor.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

June 10, 2011
Grae Drake

Watching The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is like popping in a DVD that has a making-of documentary but no feature presentation.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

June 3, 2011
Mike Scott

Spurlock's irresistible sense of showmanship once more takes information we all know, and he presents it in a surprisingly engaging and entertaining way.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/4

June 1, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...almost precisely what we've come to expect from Spurlock - a diverting hour and a half riff on that which we already know.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 85/100

June 1, 2011
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

While Michael Moore at least has the sense to turn the camera away from himself long enough to burrow into the subject at hand, Morgan Spurlock demonstrates that it's hard for him to keep his mind on anything besides Morgan Spurlock.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 27, 2011
Bill Gibron

...a good micro-review for this movie would be "accomplishes what it sets out to do...nothing more or less."

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 27, 2011
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Spurlock's filmmaking sensibilities run more to the arm-twisting of Michael Moore crossed with the look-at-me showmanship of a P.T. Barnum. Ultimately, the thing Spurlock sells best in The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is himself.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2011
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Spurlock's stunts only prove that the strategy works, not what can be done besides beware, except he makes it seems so cheery. I'll certainly keep his sponsors in mind when needing air travel, a soft drink or a shampoo fit for humans and horses.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B

May 26, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This 88-minute satirical spoof doesn't tell us anything we don't already know. It runs out of steam after 45 minutes and you find yourself looking for the nearest exit. Spurlock is not in the same filmmaking league as Michael Moore, whose...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2011
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...where else are you going to see Donald Trump, Noam Chomsky and Brett Ratner interviewed in the same film?

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B+

May 20, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Morgan Spurlock has sold his soul to help save yours.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

May 20, 2011
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star

It's not a heavyweight documentary, chock-full of deep lessons or shocking revelations, but Spurlock makes for a pleasant star around which the rest of this breezy movie can orbit.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Illuminating and entertaining, but toothless: It intends to make us more aware of the way advertisers manipulate us, but it also makes advertising seem sort of fun -- even welcome.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Spurlock, the affable activist behind "Super Size Me," aims a not particularly harsh spotlight on product placement in his new documentary.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2011
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Beyond delivering a brilliant premise, Spurlock never tells us much more than we already know.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 19, 2011
Andy Klein
Brand X

The deeply amusing new film from documentarian Morgan Spurlock may be the most "meta" documentary ever made. ...The self-reflexiveness could have grown wearying, were it not for Spurlock's affable, benevolent screen presence.

Full Review Source: Brand X

May 17, 2011
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