That Sugar Film


That Sugar Film

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That Sugar Film is slick and entertaining, even if it settles for a surface look at a subject that could benefit from a far deeper exploration.



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THAT SUGAR FILM is one man's journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as 'healthy'. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about 'healthy' food. (C) Samuel Goldwyn Films


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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (12)

  • Gameau ... inserts a bit of journalism into the mix with two road trips that elevate "That Sugar Film" beyond a semi-vanity production.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While "That Sugar Film" is filled with powerful and what should be downright alarming information, it also suffers from distracting bouts of cinematic candy coating.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • The food-doc shelf is crowded with good-for-you movies, including "Fed Up," "Fast Food Nation," "Food Inc." and, yes, "Super Size Me." "That Sugar Film" is a worthy addition, entertaining while informing.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Gameau, like a certain beloved British nanny, recognizes the value in a spoonful of you-know-what helping the medicine go down.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Peppy and eager to please, this relentless Australian documentary takes a strange approach to early death and unnatural appetites.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Fun to watch, if a little too cutesy for my tastes.

    Jul 30, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for That Sugar Film

  • Dec 31, 2015
    Gameau never eats sugar and tells you why you shouldn't either - unfortunately the whole thing feels more preachy than informative.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2015
    A very interesting and alarming look at the effects of sugar in the human diet. This is the sugar equivalent of the movie Super Size Me and follows the same example but, somehow, is more harrowing to watch. This is definitely a wake up call for us all but sadly most are oblivious to it. Compelling viewing that will make you think twice.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 16, 2015
    See it before it's banned. How did this get shown? If people listened $billions would be lost. Must be at least equivalent to the defence budget. Don't we each have to do our bit and eat this stuff to keep the industry going? But oh, what a shameful and tragic picture there was, of a handsome, young, white American man, reduced to a disfigured victim, living in constant pain. Gameau will no doubt get poison arrows. He proves that you can spend the same amount of money, and eat the same number of calories, and still get rid of the sugar from your diet. His wife cooks yummy home food; she probably led the charge. For very young kids, be a little cautious as the film's lolly colors and cartoon style might look like ads for sweets. The science is delivered at a blistering pace; if you're in deep sugar trance, you won't keep up. No stress. The message is clear as pie. Lay off the sweet stuff. Not as easy as it sounds, especially in the US, but it could save a lot of medical bills and delay the funerals. Sceptical? Then try the experiment in reverse - cut out sugar for 2 months and report the results. You could be looking great, and be a magnet. Show this film in every school. Love bitter and sour.
    . . Super Reviewer

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