The Real Dirt on Farmer John Reviews

July 26, 2007
... outstanding documentary ...
July 26, 2007
It's fascinating that this portrait of the rise, fall and rise of Midwestern organic farmer John Peterson can be read in so many different ways, only some of which appear intentionally in Taggart Siegel's sympathetic documentary.
July 25, 2007
Of interest even to those not particularly interested in the subject of farming.
July 6, 2007
A beguiling combination of agrarian ode and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, deepened by Peterson's square sincerity as he struggles to find himself in relation to his family's land.
July 5, 2007
The Real Dirt on Farmer John turns into a portrait of how American family farming could blossom for a new century.
June 23, 2007
Warmhearted.
June 22, 2007
'What do you do when nothing is left?' is the question that drives The Real Dirt on Farmer John.
June 22, 2007
It does leave you smiling -- and just a little bit hungry.
June 22, 2007
Don't be surprised if, by the finish, you wind up fantasizing about your own rural homestead.
June 21, 2007
What a blessing this film is, for everyone who's chosen the road less taken, and even perhaps for anyone who's stood in their way.