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Forks Over Knives is a middling documentary but a magnificent indictment.
Forks over Knives is tasty but somewhat undercooked.
Movies are like food. There are popcorn pictures that entertain you and the spinach movies that are good for you. In more ways than one, Forks Over Knives is a spinach flick.
As it stands, "Forks" is an interesting and informative health lecture that's sandwiched into a dry, repetitive documentary.
The radical notion at the heart of the acclaimed doc "Forks Over Knives" is that eating animals and animal-produced foods has costs -- on our economy, our health-care system and on ourselves.
A must-see movie that could have used a sharper edge.
Engaging docu promotes a vegan diet in nonjudgmental way.
...irritation at the film's artless repetition shades into worry over its cult-like monomania.
I'm guessing that after every screening of "Forks Over Knives," the theater is littered with half-empty popcorn boxes and unfinished containers of soda.
Enthusiastic but scattered documentary advocates a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease. Sure to inspire lots of post-movie chatter.
"Forks Over Knives" works really hard to bring you around to its way of thinking, but it's really preaching to the faithful.
There's nothing that a person could learn from watching this that they couldn't learn from a magazine article.
This documentary can be a life-saver for so many of us. Let's face it most of follow a slow-but-sure suicide regimen of processed foods with lots of meat and dairy thrown in (oh don't forget the sugar!) Though dry at times with lots of statistics, Forks Over Knives is a must see. It truly is a revelation. One stat that reverberates...US health care costs could be reduced up to 80% if we changes to a whole food/plant base diet...did you hear that Congress! (5-16-11)
Is the problem meat and dairy or is it processed foods and refined sugars? This movie says both and they need to be completely removed from our diet (its experts also say nuts and oils as well), but its focus is on meat and dairy. The main evidence for their case is a book written by one of the film's experts, called "The China Study." Disappointingly, it doesn't explore the supposed science or results of the study. Why not support this extreme position with peer-reviewed science articles -- or do they all contradict the film-maker's views? Also, to not seriously look at the effects of processed foods with at least equal depth is incomplete and dishonest. Anecdotally, the movie makes a good, albeit obvious case for the benefits in eating whole foods, but the honest man would have also followed someone who included meat and dairy in their whole food diet. I agree with the less-extreme, modern consensus: Eat unprocessed food and make meat and dairy a side rather than a main dish.
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