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Food, Inc. Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
This is the kind of muckraking we should see more often.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 17, 2011
This solidly constructed documentary aims to do for food production what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
August 20, 2009
Smart, gripping, and untainted by the influence of Michael Moore.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 8, 2009
After you see what IBP is doing to cattle, what Tyson is doing to chickens, what farmers are doing to us and what Monsanto is doing to farmers in the new documentary Food, Inc., you may never eat again.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
June 26, 2009
A mind-boggling, heart-rending, stomach-churning expose on the food industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 26, 2009
If you are what you eat, we are mostly genetically modified, poorly regulated, unhealthy meat byproducts generating profits for a few gargantuan corporations.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 26, 2009
In exposing the unsavory practices of agribusiness, the muckraking documentary Food, Inc. cuts to the bone.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 25, 2009
Food, Inc. tackles a vast problem, but sends us home with glimmers of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
June 22, 2009
An angry blast of disgust aimed at the American food industry.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 19, 2009
Illuminating and occasionally revolting.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 19, 2009
A riveting if distressing look at the essentially unregulated American food supply.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 19, 2009
If you're planning on seeing Food, Inc. as a date movie, make sure you have dinner beforehand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times
June 19, 2009
The result is an alarming film that tackles food and freedom-of-speech issues on many fronts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 19, 2009
This absorbing film looks terrific and does a superb job of making its case that our current food ways are drastically out of whack.
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
June 19, 2009
An invaluable primer, Food, Inc. covers a wide array of factors and concerns without becoming excessively polemical or deadeningly earnest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 18, 2009
The whole thing is as subtle as a watermelon in a bowl of Cheerios but necessary, nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2009
If Wal-Mart, the Lucifer of multinational corporations in many liberal eyes, sees the fiscal sense in stocking an increasingly wide array of organic foodstuffs, consumer habits truly are changing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 2009
It's not a pretty picture. But Food, Inc. is an essential one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 18, 2009
This review doesn't read one thing like a movie review. I just wanted to scare the bejesus out of you, which is what Food, Inc. did to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
June 17, 2009
Kenner presents an even-tempered but nonetheless horrifying dissection of the U.S. food industry.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
June 15, 2009
The film is eye-opening, shocking, and disgusting.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
June 15, 2009
A powerful, muckraking documentary on the big business of what we eat.
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John Anderson
Variety
June 15, 2009
Does for the supermarket what "Jaws" did for the beach -- marches straight into the dark side of cutthroat agri-business, corporatized meat and the greedy manipulation of both genetics and the law.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 12, 2009
Trading on now-familiar gross-out tactics (images of corporate slaughterhouses and chicken sheds), the movie offers very little that food radicals don't already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2009
Suffice it to say, after the film's disturbing glimpses inside the meat industry, along with its blunt indictment of fast food giants, you'll think twice before eating just about anything nonorganic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 12, 2009
An engaging and often wrenching film, Food, Inc. covers a wide range of material, including the horrific, the humorous and the exemplary.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 12, 2009
One of the scariest movies of the year [is] Food, Inc., an informative, often infuriating activist documentary.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 11, 2009
Don't take another bite till you see Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary that is scarier than anything in the last five Saw horror shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 11, 2009
Though slickly packaged, Robert Kenner's unsparing exposť is harder to watch than any horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
June 11, 2009
An engaging and enraging primer of corporate caloric misdeeds that skips around from chickens to pigs to spinach to potatoes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
June 11, 2009
It's entertaining and fast-moving enough to make audiences intermittently forget they're consuming cinematic health food.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 10, 2009
An essential, disturbing portrait of how the food we eat in America has become a deceptively prefab, even hazardous industrial product.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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June 10, 2009
For informed locavores, director Robert Kenner's documentary on America's troubled food system covers little new territory. But the facts are still compelling enough to influence the way viewers eat, which is the film's ultimate mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Robert Sietsema
Village Voice
June 10, 2009
Some of the film's scariest moments fall in X-Files territory.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 8, 2009
It's the documentary equivalent of The Matrix: It shows us how we're living in a simulacrum, fed by machines run by larger machines with names like Monsanto, Perdue, Tyson, and the handful of other corporations that make everything.