Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Reviews

December 3, 2011
Phil's journey to health, with the help of Cross, transforms a lacking showpiece into a powerful tale of will and mentorship.
November 27, 2011
the heart warming clarion call for self-improvement that forms the core of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead - which turns out to be one of the most inspiring documentaries about healthy living ever made - comes as something of a surprise.
May 4, 2011
[Cross] tells us of his self-redemption and his explanation of the principles is mostly entertaining, though eventually repetitious. The case histories he presents are effective and even sometimes moving.
April 8, 2011
The first half is a sycophantic and unfocused look at the health benefits of liquidated fruits and veggies, but Fat's latter half blossoms into something unexpected and heartrending, making it a passable recommendation.
April 4, 2011
Continues the bizarre tradition of documenting how superhero-like white foreigners with commanding accents come to America to revolutionize the way we eat.
April 1, 2011
This Oprah-ready doc about the beneficial effects of good dieting manages to be educational and watchable without making you feel too bad about that Twix bar in your mouth.
April 1, 2011
For all its aesthetic deficiencies and self-promotional aspects, it at least provides a valuable and important message.
March 31, 2011
"Fat, Sick" may be no great shakes as a movie, but as an ad for Mr. Cross's wellness program its now-healthy heart is in the right place.
March 31, 2011
Blithely ignoring socioeconomic factors, Cross places responsibility for good nutrition squarely on human willpower.
March 29, 2011
A gonzo, if somewhat gimmicky, approach to advocating healthy living; it's like Super Size Me in reverse.
March 29, 2011
Virtually every documentary cliché from the past decade finds its way into this account of director Joe Cross's weight-loss odyssey, a retread-reversal of Super Size Me right down to the cheesy animation.
March 23, 2011
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead makes it safe to eat your vegetables again.
February 4, 2011
Joe Cross asks fellow fatties to lose the avoirdupois, interviewing people on the street and taking action in an amusing weigh.