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A Place at the Table is a well-reported documentary that raises important questions about the state of hunger in America culture. Read critic reviews

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An examination of the issue of hunger in America focuses on the plight of three individuals from different parts of the country who struggle to find adequate nutrition.

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Critic Reviews for A Place at the Table

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (56) | Rotten (6)

  • While the film stays true to the individual accounts, it doesn't shy away from the complex political issues behind hunger that affect all of us.

    January 11, 2021 | Full Review…
  • [A] revelatory new documentary about hunger in the United States.

    November 17, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.

    April 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...

    April 4, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables.

    March 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4
  • "A Place at the Table" presents a shameful truth that should leave viewers dismayed and angry: This nation has more than enough food for all its people, yet millions of them are hungry.

    March 7, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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