Addiction Incorporated Reviews

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January 4, 2019
Charles Evans Jr., making his directorial debut, tries to liven up this old story with re-enactments. But the animated segments he inserts come off as goofy, not gripping.
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.
March 22, 2012
Addiction, Incorporated feels more like a well-made educational documentary rather than something you'd care to see in a theater.
March 8, 2012
Anybody who's remotely interested in this topic already knows everything "Addiction Incorporated" has to say.
February 23, 2012
Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.
February 22, 2012
Much of the first half of Charles Evans Jr.'s muckraking documentary is annoyingly gimmicky...
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 26, 2012
While its thoroughness is laudable, its pacing is deadly. And the events and attitudes depicted already have become curiously passe in less than a decade.
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.
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
Like most documentaries detailing the efforts of corporate whistle-blowers, Charles Evans Jr.'s vrit expos venerates its subject's (admittedly worthy) actions to the point where legitimate fascination sours into uncritical appreciation.
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