Weight of the Nation - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Weight of the Nation Reviews

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Melissa Camacho
Common Sense Media
August 31, 2012
It is an educational - but stern - warning about what the consequences will be if we don't confront this nationwide problem now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Conroy
Media Life
August 31, 2012
Some of the talking heads wear out their welcome, making similar points over and over.
Jacqueline Cutler
Zap2it.com
August 31, 2012
As depressing as it is to listen to children who can't play because of their weight, there is much to be hopeful about.
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Ryan McGee
AV Club
August 31, 2012
A steady of stream of data is nothing compared to the individual stories this documentary tells, and how Nation contextualizes these problems within greater historical trends.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Brian Lowry
Variety
August 31, 2012
Spending four hours on the couch watching it certainly ought to open some eyes.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
August 31, 2012
Makes an important contribution to the ongoing discussion of obesity in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
August 31, 2012
Weight pulls no punches, spares neither the multibillion-dollar food and advertising industries nor public officials for not only failing to fix the problem but actually making it worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post
August 31, 2012
What it's not is a takedown of the underlying problems that fuel obesity in America.
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