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A Place at the Table Reviews

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November 17, 2015
[A] revelatory new documentary about hunger in the United States.
April 28, 2015
An informative and often infuriating picture that deserves to be seen.
January 26, 2014
Tale of two Americas documentary highlights the plight of the 50 million poor folks who go to sleep hungry every night.
| Original Score: 4/4
December 29, 2013
The saddest story belongs to a single mother who got a full time job and is now off welfare, but can't afford to feed her children on her salary. This is one of those movies that will make you mad, or at least it should.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 18, 2013
The pic might lack style to keep it exciting, but its public service message hits on a vital issue that should concern all Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 16, 2013
presents us with the counter-intuitive idea that while Americans may be among the world's most obese people ... there is a surprisingly large segment of our population - nearly 50 million people - who are "food insecure"
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
May 22, 2013
A must-see dispatch from the front lines of this struggle packed with sobering statistics and infuriating facts - among them, that one in four American children is chronically hungry.
April 17, 2013
A smart, poignantly argued documentary [which] casts obesity and hunger as neighbors, and makes a persuasive case for important social investments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 16, 2013
Enlightening documentary that, hopefully, propels people to take action.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 5, 2013
Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush chip away at the topic until their message becomes unassailable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2013
Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2013
A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2013
It doesn't offer much in terms of optimism, but provides an eye-opening glimpse into a frequently overlooked social issue.
March 18, 2013
Jacboson and Silverbush know how to make this potentially unpleasant news palatable and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2013
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2013
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2013
Food for thought.
March 5, 2013
A documentary about the shocking extent of hunger in America, affecting 1 in 4 children.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2013
Provides plenty of moving case studies...[but] it's most useful for its prismatic look at the problem of American hunger, examining the problem's recent history, its root causes...and its inextricability from other national crises...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2013
Hunger in America, seen through the eyes of its victims, with an emphasis on children. Sobering documentary addresses a shameful problem.
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