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 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 19, 2012
A straightforward, effective mix of talking heads and newsreel footage.
January 13, 2012
Evans mines enough fresh info from the story that it feels at times familiar but not redundant.
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 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.
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.