POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Reviews

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December 1, 2018
You can see the final punchline coming from a mile away. Jesus(TM) wept.
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.
October 13, 2011
Really, it's quite odious.
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.
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.
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.
May 27, 2011
While Michael Moore at least has the sense to turn the camera away from himself long enough to burrow into the subject at hand, Morgan Spurlock demonstrates that it's hard for him to keep his mind on anything besides Morgan Spurlock.
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...
May 19, 2011
Beyond delivering a brilliant premise, Spurlock never tells us much more than we already know.
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.
May 6, 2011
It's just the same meta-gag over and over again.
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.
April 29, 2011
As a fast-food pitchwoman once asked, 'Where’s the beef?'
April 28, 2011
Too rushed and too thin.
April 27, 2011
Leaves you wishing there had been more journalistic exploration of the subject and less self-promotion.
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.
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.
April 23, 2011
The nonstop onslaught of product placements in our lives is, alas, a given. The only novelty here is that Spurlock has hauled the corporate marketeers into an indie movie arena supposedly too pure for such temptations.
April 22, 2011
The entire movie is about as superficial as your average commercial
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.
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