Addiction Incorporated Reviews

March 23, 2012
While it's satisfying to see fat cats tamed by science and an enraged public, the movie misses the opportunity to sustain the pressure.
February 23, 2012
Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.
February 17, 2012
...a film that should be shown in high schools and colleges. Victor DeNoble is a great role model with something important to say. I hope people listen.
February 9, 2012
"Addiction Incorporated" follows tobacco's journey downhill from respectability.
February 3, 2012
Rather than relying only on archival footage and a parade of talking heads, Evans mixes it up with reenactments of episodes in the past. It's subtly unobtrusive and effective.
January 20, 2012
The one anti-smoking doc to see if you're only having one.
January 19, 2012
A straightforward, effective mix of talking heads and newsreel footage.
January 15, 2012
Charles Evans, Jr. makes an impressive directorial debut... While entertainingly constructed, (the film) suffers at times from a too-comical approach.
January 13, 2012
Evans mines enough fresh info from the story that it feels at times familiar but not redundant.
December 18, 2011
The fascinating first hand story of the scientist who exposed tobacco companies as drug pushers.
Top Critic
December 15, 2011
It's engrossing, even if it does lack the element of surprise.
December 15, 2011
DeNoble is an ideal subject, a riveting, passionate storyteller who witnessed industry shenanigans first-hand a full decade before they were exposed to the public.
December 14, 2011
This handsomely produced, richly detailed documentary about how the tobacco industry strove to hook America on nicotine and how the research scientist in charge upended this mission as whistleblower is as entertaining as it is informative.
December 14, 2011
December 13, 2011
Producer Charles Evans Jr.'s directorial debut finds an engrossing suspense angle in the involvement of Victor DeNoble, an idealistic scientist-turned-whistleblower whose suppressed corporate research became the bombshell catalyst in that struggle.
December 13, 2011
Straight-shooting, hard-hitting and fuming with contempt for the tobacco industry, "Addiction Incorporated" would be almost too exhausting to watch were it not for the folksy charm of its star witness.
December 13, 2011
With a name that not even the PR team at Smokefree America could dream up, Victor DeNoble emerges as the hero of Charles Evans Jr.'s mostly muscular documentary on the 1990s campaign to expose Big Tobacco.
October 25, 2011
Hard-hitting doc takes aim against the lies of the tobacco industry.