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Forks Over Knives Reviews

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 7, 2011
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
May 20, 2011
Forks Over Knives is a middling documentary but a magnificent indictment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 20, 2011
Forks over Knives is tasty but somewhat undercooked.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 19, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2011
A persuasive documentary on the health benefits of a whole-foods and plant-based diet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 13, 2011
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.
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
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
May 12, 2011
Fulkerson methodically makes the case that we've been brainwashed by repetition and clever advertising campaigns.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
May 12, 2011
It isn't possible to examine the scientific arguments in a movie review, but as advocacy documentaries go, this is a pretty good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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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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
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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
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John Anderson
Variety
May 6, 2011
One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 6, 2011
Makes a pedantic yet persuasive case for banishing meat and dairy from the dinner table.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
Explains in unflinching detail how we damage ourselves through our eating habits yet insists that it is within our grasp to change course.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 4, 2011
Even if you're a junk-food junkie, this exploration of the health benefits of a ''plant-based diet'' is so scrupulously researched and argued that only a fool would ignore its findings.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
May 3, 2011
Beyond the film's awkward reliance on stock footage and explanations of basic biology is an interesting overview of the work of two men, scientist Colin Campbell and surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn.