America the Beautiful

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This doc doesn't expose any new territory about our unattainable standards of beauty, but does manage to entertain with an effective and accessible tone by filmmaker/subject Darryl Roberts.

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Questions and interviews explore America's obsession with beauty.

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Critic Reviews for America the Beautiful

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (9)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anna King

    Time Out
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Perhaps in future exposes Roberts will uncover that ice is cold and furnaces hot.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
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  • Despite the occasional flash of insight, and a few semi-shocking factoids, most women are going to find this movie roughly as illuminating as a remedial math class might be for a Nobel-prize winning physicist.

    October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • In the documentary America the Beautiful, Roberts explores the cult of beauty in the United States and mostly succeeds in unmasking the flaws of fetishizing skin-deep beauty.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • With so many pointless detours ripping you away, the film feels as lamely digressive as the proverbial one-track guy whose head won't stop turning as each new temptation walks by.

    August 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for America the Beautiful

  • Oct 07, 2010
    A GREAT documentary that told me things I already knew but alot of things I didnt know as well (Dogs getting plastic surgery?!) I'd recommend anybody & everybody to go see it once or twice.Does America have an unhealthy obsession with beauty? YES we do!
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