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Super Size Me Reviews

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.
June 11, 2004
A well-crafted comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 28, 2004
Entertaining and informative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 27, 2004
Although Spurlock's movie is thought-provoking and downright funny, he doesn't exactly play fair.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 27, 2004
Super Size Me can be frivolous and slightly smug, but it certainly puts the question of America's health squarely on the table -- and in a wonderfully entertaining way.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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
May 14, 2004
After seeing this movie, it's hard to think about fast food the same way again.
Read More | Original Score: A
May 14, 2004
Funny, sickening, scary, entertaining and undeniably educational.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 14, 2004
Blatantly unfair and completely winning documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 14, 2004
Those who see the film will think twice before succumbing to that next Big Mac attack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2004
A gimmick film that uses an upbeat style to create laughs, and, in truth, a distaste for fast food.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 13, 2004
A controversial, entertaining and stomach-turning nonfiction comedy that will cause many viewers to put down their topping-drenched jumbo buckets of popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2004
What makes all this work is that the charming Mr. Spurlock, unlike combative Michael Moore, is winning, witty and completely at ease before the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
May 7, 2004
An anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms.
May 7, 2004
A compelling cautionary tale hot-wired to your gag reflex.
May 7, 2004
While not the all-encompassing, hard-facts indictment Fast Food Nation readers might hope for, this more entertainment-oriented package does throw in enough disturbing figures and informative side trips to provide an educational-value meal.
May 7, 2004
If you feel hungry for fast food after seeing this, you must enjoy living dangerously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2004
Provides plenty of food for thought.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2004
Full of interesting facts about the American diet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2004
Morgan Spurlock's much-heralded Big Mac attack is way more fun than it is preachy.
May 7, 2004
Super Size Me produces more laughs than a man's gastrointestinal distress should.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2004
An entertaining look at America's obesity epidemic and a lively exploration of personal versus corporate responsibility.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 7, 2004
A wild and wicked film that should make anyone think twice before grabbing that Egg McMuffin on the way to work or 'treating' their kids to a meal almost engineered to make them sick.
May 7, 2004
[A] gripping, often funny, unfailingly gut-wrenching burp of a documentary about America's fast-food industry and one man's (his) greasy descent into its cholesterol-clogged bowels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 7, 2004
Outrageously amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 6, 2004
Super Size Me packs a lot of good information, witty visual aids and expert testimonials into its fast 96 minutes, and all the bad eating certainly makes for compelling if at times repugnant viewing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2004
Riveting and darkly comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 6, 2004
An entertaining, and occasionally horrifying, statement of the obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2004
A vital shock to the system. It will prop your eyes wide open.
May 6, 2004
Have holes in its arguments the height and width of the Golden Arches.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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.
May 6, 2004
Witty, gross, smart, outrageous, and so clever it just about pops.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 6, 2004
You'll never think the same way about those two all-beef patties.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 4, 2004
Morgan Spurlock's self-starring documentary has nothing new to say about America's fast-food addiction and obesity epidemic, but there's no denying its grotesque effectiveness.
April 30, 2004
Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 8, 2004
At once hugely entertaining -- and hugely scary.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 15, 2004
[B]ig thumbs up. This was one of the most talked about films at Sundance, and I can understand why.
February 5, 2004
Thanks to Spurlock's oversized and buoyant personality and some pretty nifty filmmaking, the results are as entertaining as they are sobering.