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The Beautiful Truth Reviews

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
January 9, 2009
It's Michael Moore without the truculence, PBS without the pretension, CNN without the commercial grandstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2008
Comes off mostly like a hybrid of retro-style educational film and late-night infomercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
November 26, 2008
[A] condescending, manipulative film.
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
November 14, 2008
The Beautiful Truth is a documentary about contemporary health hazards and alternative treatments.
| Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 14, 2008
There may be truth in what Kroschel says, but you won't find it in this pedantic film, which has all the veracity of a late-night TV infomercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 12, 2008
The director's suggestion that big pharmaceutical companies have no interest in actually curing cancer is credible, but the film itself unfortunately makes Kroschel's beliefs come off like just so much hippie propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 12, 2008
While docu's claims and criticism yield nothing especially new, the form of their exposition seems singularly ingenious, stylistically falling somewhere between a 1950s educational film and some sort of Norman Rockwellian infomercial.
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Tim Grierson
Village Voice
November 12, 2008
Kroschel positions The Beautiful Truth as a sort of instructional video for young people on the merits of eating healthy, but its creepy messianic vibe is far more toxic than all the pollutants in all the processed food you could ever consume.