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March 2, 2013
As moving as the real lives are, for a film clearly intending to be a call for action, hunger cries out for more journalism and not just depressing stories and statistics.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 1, 2013
A Place at the Table makes a strong case that hunger for one is a problem for all.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.1/10
March 1, 2013
One thing is clear from "A Place at the Table": You cannot answer the question "Why are people hungry?," without also asking "Why are people poor?"
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 1, 2013
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush explore the surprisingly difficult obstacles to ending a situation where about 1 child out of 4 faces insecurity over where to get a meal.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 1, 2013
A Place at the Table may bring to light a hunger epidemic the entire United States faces, but it also casts an even darker shadow on an already tainted world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 1, 2013
Powerful docu explores the problem of hunger in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2013
An explosive investigative documentary about the injustices emanating from agricultural capitalism, how it's more about who gets to define what food is, and exactly who hugely profits from it.
March 1, 2013
...joined by an eclectic array of advocates and advisors to hit home the fact that, daily, millions of Americans go hungry.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 1, 2013
Fine but conventional documentary on the problem of hunger in contemporary America.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 1, 2013
It specifically addresses our country's hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for ones children-in short, the American dream. See it and weep.
March 1, 2013
As rich as we are as a nation - still - many of our citizens are, at best, malnourished. One in six says they regularly don't have enough to eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2013
It deserves to be seen, along with "Food, Inc.," "King Corn" and other muckraking food docs of recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2013
A Place at the Table is advocacy journalism at its best, lining up its facts, illustrating the widespread problem with a few trenchant and compelling cases, and offering solutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2013
A Moving Look at Hunger in the U.S.
February 28, 2013
"A Place at the Table," a cri de coeur against hunger in America and governmental indifference, has only grown in relevance since its 2012 debut at Sundance.
Full Review | Original Score: ***1/2
February 28, 2013
The filmmakers vividly illustrate the power and depth of the long-spiraling problem of "food insecurity" by immersing us in the hardscrabble lives of a cross section of our nation's poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2013
Revealing little that a moderately informed viewer will not already know, the film shies away from the outrage and bare-knuckle journalism that this shameful topic deserves.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 28, 2013
In addition to the dismaying facts and figures is a fuller sense of what hunger can look like, and feel like, among the millions of Americans classified as "food-insecure" ...
February 28, 2013
So many of the words spoken in Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's moving documentary about hunger in the U.S., "A Place at the Table," will haunt you long after the film is over.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2013
A well-reported and devastating look at hunger in rural America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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