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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
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
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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+
Fred Topel
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
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
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.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
May 4, 2007
Ultimately, Fast Food Nation is preaching to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2007
Not as hard-hitting and incisive as it could have been but a relatively thoughtful and thought-provoking film nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
May 4, 2007
A gross and engrossing attempt to humanise a hot-button subject, using a star-sprinkled cast to reveal some unpalatable truths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 21, 2007
If the word 'tasteless' can be applied to a film in the most positive sense, that film is surely the pro-animal activist eco-drama, Fast Food Nation.
March 24, 2007
It's the performances and Linklater's devotion to them and not just the nation that make this a meal worth eating.
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