Eating Animals (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Eating Animals' thoughtful analysis and exploration of corporate farming is impressive, given the scope of the topic.

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How much do you know about the food that's on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co-producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky use of antibiotics and hormones; and the pollution of our air, soil, and water. Spotlighting farmers who have pushed backed against industrial agriculture with more humane practices, Eating Animals offers attainable, commonsense solutions to a growing crisis while making the case that ethical farming is not only an animal rights issue but one that affects every aspect of our lives.

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All Critics (32) | Top Critics (14)

Hold on, fellow meat eaters! Director Christopher Quinn's film isn't the blood-spattered, viral footage-laced, sermonizing moral lecture you might think it will be.

Jul 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Without declaring one specific solution to the challenges of animal agriculture, the film focuses needed attention on the issues.

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If "Eating Animals" gets you to think twice about that prepackaged beef or frozen chicken, it will have done its job.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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"Eating Animals" brings heart to farmers who raise livestock on traditional values by showing how emotional they would get when sending their animals to the slaughterhouse.

Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The message is clear, and memorably rendered: Care about where your meat comes from, because then you might eat less of it, feel better when you do eat it, and cause a little less suffering in the world.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Though not as graphically powerful as other documentaries on similar subjects... the emphasis on the disastrous global impact of these practices is more disturbing.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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