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A Place at the Table Reviews

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February 28, 2013
Jacobson and Silverbush invite interest with their regionalized looks at the circumstances of some very engaging individuals.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 28, 2013
Tthe strongest point made by the film is that hunger is a problem endemic to our social system, and it's a problem that will not be served up in a soup line, one meal at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
It is the food-chain equivalent of the Trail of Tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2013
As important and eye-opening a documentary as you'll see this year, "A Place at the Table" makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2013
A tighter focus, or even just a voiceover narration, might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 28, 2013
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush won't blow you away with their filmmaking, but by focusing on people grappling with hunger right now, they make their message stick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2013
Their stories are wrenching and provide a functional framework for the directors to make some important points about hunger in America.
February 28, 2013
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush cover a lot of ground in their heartbreaking documentary examining the hunger experienced by nearly 50 million Americans, but at less than 90 minutes, it feels a bit overstuffed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2013
A graceless info-dump bracketed by interviews with activists and a handful of personal stories from suffering families around the country.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 28, 2013
A good documentary that is good for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2013
Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush tackle a complex and seemingly intractable problem with every weapon at a skilled documentarian's disposal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2013
Moving and sad as an activist effort toward awareness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2013
Through their stories, Jacobson and Silverbush lens a broader picture of rampant hunger in a country that actually produces astounding amounts of food.
February 26, 2013
As an info dump, Table is admirably efficient, addressing everything from obesity to the limits of charity. As a film, it's less compelling ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2013
Does a good job relaying the facts and why it's become so difficult to overcome the problems but also an incredibly emotional film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 25, 2013
A film that should make you furious. It raises serious issues about our commitment to helping the least fortunate of our citizens.
February 23, 2013
America's Evil Twins, hunger and obesity, connected and humanized in one vivid documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2013
More difficult to convey are the web of moral and political issues that surround the hunger crisis, and A Place at the Table proves its worth most by how it treats this wider set of problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2013
Not much knew if you've been following the news on a regular basis, but the doc punctuates the serious problem, finding hunger in the midst of plenty.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 27, 2012
The film explains with devastating simplicity why so many go hungry in a country with more than enough food to go round.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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