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A Place at the Table Reviews

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 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 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
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
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
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
Their stories are wrenching and provide a functional framework for the directors to make some important points about hunger in America.
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 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 10, 2012
Impassioned doc examines the reemergence of widespread hunger in U.S.
January 24, 2012
Finding North is a useful, engaging and enraging movie that will enlist supporters for its cause.