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Fast Food Nation Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
This is a considered film that lacks the immediacy of a blunt message like the more simplistic Super Size Me, or the punchy, smokescreen climax of a film like Syriana to send the audience out feeling enlightened.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
Linklater is preaching to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
September 24, 2010
It's about empty calories and empty life - ridiculous insistences that all kids see playing time regardless of on-field performance, the absurdity of porn as background noise, that revolution can start in rec rooms and the woozy lure of neon strip malls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 2010
Distills a non-fiction book about the influence of fast food on the global cultural landscape into a narrative film that touches on the many of the points and populaces of the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
December 1, 2009
'Fast Food Nation' might have translated into a compelling documentary. Instead, Schlosser's research is used as a springboard into a sluggish fictional narrative that merely hints at the grim reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Alt-weekly defeatism
Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 15, 2009
Avril Lavigne even pops up to rail against deforestation. Who knew she could pronounce it?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 5, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Holcomb
May 5, 2008
This was never intended to be a conventional movie, but more like a personal industrial film illustrating the process that brings the corpse of a cow to your dinner table.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 9, 2007
Fills us with too much stuffing to digest in one sitting.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
The large cast is uniformly excellent and the film has been designed to stir the pot ... Unfortunately, audiences don't seem to be responding. Global warming is the hot button issue but our food supply and its contamination is just as important.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 4, 2007
Though it may well make you vow never to eat a burger again, the film never really holds itself together.
| Original Score: 2/5
Stuart McGurk
May 4, 2007
Certainly food for thought then, just a shame the characters aren't as fully-fleshed.
| Original Score: 3.5/5

Independent (UK)
May 4, 2007
The stories lack shape, and the procession of famous faces detracts from the low-key, realist tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)
May 4, 2007
This is a must.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 4, 2007
It's a bit of a McMovie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
Total Film
May 4, 2007
Intelligent and radical, this meaty exposť of corporate greed offers plenty to chew on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 4, 2007
Engaging and stimulating.
Peter Bradshaw
May 4, 2007
This movie has taken a firebrand book and turned it into a whingeing piece of defeatism.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
May 4, 2007
Ultimately, Fast Food Nation is preaching to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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