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Fast Food Nation Reviews

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December 30, 2006
It's clear that FFN might be yet another hot issue drama. But it's sure hasn't been cooked all the way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2006
As satisfying as a meal at Mickey's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2006
A serious subject; a director who loves to listen to people talk things out; and the nightmare this must have been in the editing booth, play out in front of us in 100 of the longest minutes you might ever spend in a theater.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 3, 2012
Linklater is preaching to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2006
One leaves the theater certain what Linklater's theme was but uncertain why it was presented so ineffectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2006
Our advice - if you do feel compelled to hit the mall to see this movie, don't go out to eat afterwards.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
August 28, 2009
Alt-weekly defeatism
May 19, 2006
Fast Food Nation is punchless.
November 20, 2006
To me at least, there were just too many ingredients.
November 16, 2006
It begins to feel less like a movie than a position paper.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2006
As weak and bland as a McDonald's hamburger patty.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 18, 2006
I've never eaten fast food in my life. After seeing this movie, you will join my egg-whites-only lifestyle. For you, it will take the on-screen gutting of a cow to do it.
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November 16, 2006
Fast Food Nation works far better as journalism than as drama.
May 19, 2006
In the end, viewers waiting for an emotional and/or dramatic payoff will be disappointed. As a call-to-arms, it's highly sympathetic but surprisingly mild-mannered.
November 16, 2006
All Linklater can do is play to the rafters, and for a film that's intended to wean audiences off fast food, you might find yourself purchasing some after the show just to spite this disappointing film.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 17, 2006
Where's the beef? There is no tasty nutritious plot to chew on, merely lots of cheap info McNuggets meant to be gulped down quickly without thinking too much.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
November 17, 2006
Richard Linklater is channeling Robert Altman -- or at least it seems he's trying to channel Altman -- with his meandering, intertwined plot lines.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2007
It's a shame that film is as priggish, poorly constructed and plug earnest as it is.
October 30, 2006
While the original book assumed an adult level of intelligence, the film pitches itself squarely at the sort of American teenager who would be shocked to learn that a fast food chain was anything but a pillar of the local community.
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