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King Corn Reviews

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August 22, 2017
Although the film is very much in the Morgan Spurlock-school of highly personalized documentary filmmaking, King Corn contains a considerable amount of information about how the American farming tradition has changed in the last 50 years.
August 22, 2017
This smart, amiable documentary is about corn: how it's grown, subsidized, processed, and how it sneaks its way into virtually every food on grocery-store shelves.
April 28, 2011
We learn a few things from the two daffy guys about food, nutrition, agribusiness, and government support of the latter.
October 3, 2008
Someone pass the Fritos!
| Original Score: 4/5
December 7, 2007
There is an interesting story here. It's just that the movie doesn't tell it very well.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2007
Engaging and illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 16, 2007
Simultaneously nostalgic and sinister, King Corn mixes full-blown Americana with fast-food follies in the Iowa heartland.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2007
The film always teaches and entertains in equal, ample measure. It's a treat -- and it's good for you.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 8, 2007
A breezy diary from a pair of first-time farmers, as well as a wry rebuke to a nation devoted to eating cheaply but not necessarily well, King Corn makes its points without much finger-wagging.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 3, 2007
entertaining and even a little mischievous, it finds perverse outcomes, but no villains. It is informative, without creating partisanship, respectful without being patronizing, entertaining without being dumbed-down
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 2, 2007
While there's no startling news here -- most people know that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a staple in food processing and isn't particularly good for us -- this documentary neatly, and often humorously, summarizes a very unhealthy situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2007
King Corn becomes an indispensable supplement to Spurlock's Super Size Me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2007
King Corn is entertaining enough, but it's also a moral, crucially skeptical road trip down the food chain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 26, 2007
Absorbing...it's a lot of science and perspective to cover, yet Woolf manages to keep King Corn focused and sedate.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 23, 2007
Deftly balances humor and insight.
October 19, 2007
It should be required viewing before going into a supermarket, McDonald's or your very own refrigerator.
October 19, 2007
King Corn insists that we recognize the Corn Belt's beauty and intelligence along with its somewhat self-induced plight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2007
Aaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 12, 2007
An entertaining look at the flagship of American empty calories, King Corn is a few bushels short of being the next Super-Size Me, but brings a legitimate message.
| Original Score: 7/10
October 12, 2007
Well, it's certainly one of the less blatantly compelling subjects on the non-fiction circuit, and the doc has a lower-octane approach than most, but King Corn is surprisingly absorbing and amusing viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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