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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Reviews

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Grae Drake
Movies.com
June 3, 2011
Watching The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is like popping in a DVD that has a making-of documentary but no feature presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
April 28, 2011
Too rushed and too thin.
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
April 25, 2011
Morgan Spurlock sets out to fund his movie about product placement entirely through product placement, turning the entire film into the story of its own creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
April 20, 2011
Rather than an argument or exposť, the movie is a condescendingly narrated demonstration of how money makes the movie world go round. (Stop the presses.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 1, 2011
...almost precisely what we've come to expect from Spurlock - a diverting hour and a half riff on that which we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
February 3, 2011
I didn't laugh as much as some, but I have to give him credit for continuing to bring a humorous and entertaining viewpoint to non-fiction film with his gimmicky experiments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 21, 2011
I can't exactly recommend the film, but I do recommend drinking POM Wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alonso Duralde
Movies.com
April 22, 2011
Watching The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is like popping in a DVD that has a making-of documentary but no feature presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2011
In the end, the film has very little to say, or new to offer. But that bottle of POM Spurlock's always drinking sure looks tasty, doesn't it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
May 21, 2011
This 88-minute satirical spoof doesn't tell us anything we don't already know. It runs out of steam after 45 minutes and you find yourself looking for the nearest exit. Spurlock is not in the same filmmaking league as Michael Moore, whose...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
April 22, 2011
Once again, Spurlock has one point to make-a point that's crushingly obvious and not particularly brave, shocking or controversial-and spends the entire movie making it over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 22, 2011
Only the extremely naive will be shocked, shocked by director Morgan Spurlock's dissection of product placement in movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
May 4, 2011
Truly believes it's submitting a profound statement on the advertising game, yet the commentary is flaccid and repetitive, laced with a pronounced smugness that erodes the whole enterprise.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 20, 2011
Morgan Spurlock's decline as a documentarian is a study in entropy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 10, 2011
It makes one wish Spurlock would show a bit more intellectual and political muscle rather than being content with lightweight showmanship that is in thrall to the commodification it claims to abhor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 14, 2011
He gets celebrity interviewees to blah on the subject -- Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, Quentin Tarantino -- and still fails to dispel the mood of utter pointlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
April 21, 2011
Much like reality TV, nothing much of consequence happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
May 6, 2011
The problem is that the film, despite an attempt to examine the intellectual pollution of pervasive marketing, can't help coming off as one big smirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
RedEye
April 21, 2011
Spurlock's handling a lot of issues here, and he's not the best juggler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
April 27, 2011
Spurlock's film is fitfully engaging in its own facile way, but also restless and unfocused -- and thus it never really digs into its subject matter in a deep or interesting enough way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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