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Super Size Me Reviews

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David Foucher
EDGE Boston
May 24, 2004
Morgan Spurlock goes on an exclusive McDonalds' diet to prove that their food is high in fat & cholesterol. His experiment was as pointless then as his documentary is today.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 8, 2004
In a way it functions as the mental, emotional, and aesthetic equivalent of junk food; two hours after you see it, you're hungry again, even though your brain has gotten fatter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
May 6, 2004
For all of the huffing and puffing and hurling, the film doesn't really make the sort of lasting impact that a truly effective work might have.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
August 20, 2004
Afinal de contas, qual é o grande argumento de Spurlock? O de que comer sanduíches e batatas fritas em excesso provoca aumento de peso? Como diria Homer Simpson: 'Duh!'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
May 6, 2004
Have holes in its arguments the height and width of the Golden Arches.
| Original Score: 1/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 12, 2004
No [kidding], Spurlock.
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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 29, 2004
Spurlock reveals himself to be as savvy and self-interested as that clown who's feeding your children everyday.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 18, 2004
I'm less certain that super smug Spurlock is a man with a mission than I am resolutely convinced that he's a man out to draw attention to himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 12, 2004
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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
May 10, 2004
Non-stop overeating causes him to gain weight and feel terrible. Shocking!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 6, 2004
Tasty while you take it in, but larded down with empty cinematic calories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
As entertaining as Super Size Me sometimes is, I'm not sure what Spurlock's escapade really accomplishes, except to emphasize that eating 5,000 calories a day, and exercising little, is bad for you.
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 6, 2004
This reviewer, for one, hasn't been back to the Golden Arches since seeing the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 11, 2004
A well-crafted comedy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 2, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005's unfortunate that the place of pride belongs to Spurlock's self-mortification.
| Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 7, 2004
This is the documentary that caused a sensation at Sundance 2004 and allegedly inspired McDonald's to discontinue its 'super size' promotions as a preemptive measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
May 17, 2004
It's one thing to know that fast food is bad for you. It's another to see that 'badness' demonstrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 6, 2004
The speed with which a healthy, relatively young stud can morph into a tub of lard is as horrifying as it is entertaining to watch.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 6, 2004
Mordantly funny and trenchantly sobering, this is a Big Mac attack you can sink your teeth into. And then it will bite you back.
| Original Score: A-
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