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A Place at the Table Reviews

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John Anderson
America Magazine
November 17, 2015
[A] revelatory new documentary about hunger in the United States.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
An informative and often infuriating picture that deserves to be seen.
Kam Williams
Baret News
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
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.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 16, 2013
Enlightening documentary that, hopefully, propels people to take action.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Knight
National Post
April 5, 2013
Filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush chip away at the topic until their message becomes unassailable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 4, 2013
A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
March 29, 2013
It doesn't offer much in terms of optimism, but provides an eye-opening glimpse into a frequently overlooked social issue.
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
March 18, 2013
Jacboson and Silverbush know how to make this potentially unpleasant news palatable and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 5, 2013
Food for thought.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2013
A documentary about the shocking extent of hunger in America, affecting 1 in 4 children.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
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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