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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Reviews

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Grae Drake
Movies.com

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: Movies.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 3, 2011
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

Too rushed and too thin.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

April 28, 2011
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

Morgan Spurlock sets out to fund his movie about product placement entirely through product placement, turning the entire film into the story of its own creation.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2011
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Rather than an argument or exposť, the movie is a condescendingly narrated demonstration of how money makes the movie world go round. (Stop the presses.)

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

April 20, 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
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical

I didn't laugh as much as some, but I have to give him credit for continuing to bring a humorous and entertaining viewpoint to non-fiction film with his gimmicky experiments.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 3, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I can't exactly recommend the film, but I do recommend drinking POM Wonderful.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2011
Alonso Duralde
Movies.com

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: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 22, 2011
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

In the end, the film has very little to say, or new to offer. But that bottle of POM Spurlock's always drinking sure looks tasty, doesn't it?

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 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
Stephen Silver
The Trend

Once again, Spurlock has one point to make-a point that's crushingly obvious and not particularly brave, shocking or controversial-and spends the entire movie making it over and over again.

Full Review Source: The Trend | Original Score: 1/5

April 22, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Only the extremely naive will be shocked, shocked by director Morgan Spurlock's dissection of product placement in movies.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

April 22, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Truly believes it's submitting a profound statement on the advertising game, yet the commentary is flaccid and repetitive, laced with a pronounced smugness that erodes the whole enterprise.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D+

May 4, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Morgan Spurlock's decline as a documentarian is a study in entropy.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 20, 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
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
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
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Much like reality TV, nothing much of consequence happens.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 21, 2011
Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
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The problem is that the film, despite an attempt to examine the intellectual pollution of pervasive marketing, can't help coming off as one big smirk.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 6, 2011
Matt Pais
RedEye

Spurlock's handling a lot of issues here, and he's not the best juggler.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2011
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Spurlock's film is fitfully engaging in its own facile way, but also restless and unfocused -- and thus it never really digs into its subject matter in a deep or interesting enough way.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: 2/5

April 27, 2011
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