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Forks Over Knives Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Enthusiastic but scattered documentary advocates a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease. Sure to inspire lots of post-movie chatter.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
May 31, 2011
There's nothing that a person could learn from watching this that they couldn't learn from a magazine article.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 9, 2011
It lacks the authority, simple displays of hard numbers, contrary voices and the like, that we need from a documentary this provocative.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 20, 2011
...a compelling argument housed in a deathly dull package; the kind of flavorless cooking that makes some folks run screaming in terror from a plate of steamed broccoli.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 9, 2011
"Forks Over Knives" works really hard to bring you around to its way of thinking, but it's really preaching to the faithful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
August 19, 2011
...irritation at the film's artless repetition shades into worry over its cult-like monomania.
| Original Score: 2/5
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 9, 2011
Essentially a tepid digest of the most persuasive nutritional arguments against the ingestion of flesh and dairy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
May 13, 2011
As it stands, "Forks" is an interesting and informative health lecture that's sandwiched into a dry, repetitive documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 6, 2011
Sound advice, perhaps, but it's presented in deadly dull fashion -- talking heads and academic charts -- reminiscent of an infomercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 11, 2011
Instead of preaching, why don't the nutrition Nazis figure out a way to make plant-based foods taste better? You are never going to force an entire population to live on spinach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 13, 2011
[A] tightly constructed, thoroughly convincing, and dull-as-dirt documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
May 20, 2011
Call me a contrarian, but I came out of Forks Over Knives -- a documentary advocating the benefits of vegetarianism -- ready to eat a pony out of spite.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 26, 2011
A vegetarian infomercial in the guise of a feature documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
July 1, 2014
Engaging docu promotes a vegan diet in nonjudgmental way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2011
The bottom line: I am convinced this message is true. A plant-based whole foods diet is healthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
May 3, 2011
Makes effective use of case studies and graphs to build a convincing, if inevitably simplified, argument for better living through fresh produce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
May 12, 2011
A must-see movie that could have used a sharper edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
May 12, 2011
Although Fulkerson might have balanced his polemics with some other opinions, Forks over Knives still serves up plenty of food for thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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