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King Corn Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
We learn a few things from the two daffy guys about food, nutrition, agribusiness, and government support of the latter.
Christopher Null
October 3, 2008
Someone pass the Fritos!
| Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 7, 2007
There is an interesting story here. It's just that the movie doesn't tell it very well.
| Original Score: 2/4
Meg Jones
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 16, 2007
Engaging and illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 16, 2007
Simultaneously nostalgic and sinister, King Corn mixes full-blown Americana with fast-food follies in the Iowa heartland.
| Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
November 9, 2007
The film always teaches and entertains in equal, ample measure. It's a treat -- and it's good for you.
| Original Score: B+
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
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
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 1, 2007
King Corn becomes an indispensable supplement to Spurlock's Super Size Me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Los Angeles Times
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
Brian Orndorf
October 26, 2007's a lot of science and perspective to cover, yet Woolf manages to keep King Corn focused and sedate.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dennis Harvey
October 23, 2007
Deftly balances humor and insight.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 19, 2007
It should be required viewing before going into a supermarket, McDonald's or your very own refrigerator.
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
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
Gary Goldstein
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
October 12, 2007
Sometimes obvious, but at other times quite startling.
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Andrew O'Hehir
October 11, 2007
A deceptively intelligent new entry in the regular-Joe documentary genre.
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