Morgan Spurlock goes on an exclusive McDonalds' diet to prove that their food is high in fat & cholesterol. His experiment was as pointless then as his documentary is today.
| Original Score: D
In a way it functions as the mental, emotional, and aesthetic equivalent of junk food; two hours after you see it, you're hungry again, even though your brain has gotten fatter.
| Original Score: 1/4
For all of the huffing and puffing and hurling, the film doesn't really make the sort of lasting impact that a truly effective work might have.
Afinal de contas, qual é o grande argumento de Spurlock? O de que comer sanduíches e batatas fritas em excesso provoca aumento de peso? Como diria Homer Simpson: 'Duh!'.
| Original Score: 2/5
Have holes in its arguments the height and width of the Golden Arches.
No [kidding], Spurlock.
Spurlock reveals himself to be as savvy and self-interested as that clown who's feeding your children everyday.
| Original Score: 2/4
I'm less certain that super smug Spurlock is a man with a mission than I am resolutely convinced that he's a man out to draw attention to himself.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Non-stop overeating causes him to gain weight and feel terrible. Shocking!
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tasty while you take it in, but larded down with empty cinematic calories.
As entertaining as Super Size Me sometimes is, I'm not sure what Spurlock's escapade really accomplishes, except to emphasize that eating 5,000 calories a day, and exercising little, is bad for you.
This reviewer, for one, hasn't been back to the Golden Arches since seeing the film.
| Original Score: 4/5
A well-crafted comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 3.5/4
...it's unfortunate that the place of pride belongs to Spurlock's self-mortification.
| Original Score: B
This is the documentary that caused a sensation at Sundance 2004 and allegedly inspired McDonald's to discontinue its 'super size' promotions as a preemptive measure.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's one thing to know that fast food is bad for you. It's another to see that 'badness' demonstrated.
The speed with which a healthy, relatively young stud can morph into a tub of lard is as horrifying as it is entertaining to watch.
Mordantly funny and trenchantly sobering, this is a Big Mac attack you can sink your teeth into. And then it will bite you back.
| Original Score: A-