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★★★☆☆ "The results were astonishing." This is, by far, the most recurrent turn of phrase used in Lee Fulkerson's profound analysis on the western diet, Forks Over Knives (2011), released on DVD this week in the UK. Fortunately, rather than being simply a lazy, unvaried attempt at proving minor point, Fulkerson's collection of scientific data and dietary figures truly is beyond astonishing. Unlike similar protein vilifying entries such as Shaun Monson's Earthlings (2005) or Robert Kenner's Food Inc. (2008), Fulkerson has ignored shock tactics in turn for permitting alarming statistics to be the real food for thought, whilst suitably captivating his audience.
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- CineVue UK
When it comes to documentaries they can be informative and teach us things that we never knew about. They can show a passion in the film maker for the subject they are discussing and they can catch your interest, sometimes even change your life. Forks Over Knives looks to change your life by opening your mind to something that you may not be aware about, the only problem is it can feel at times like you are being preached to. Prepare to want to turn vegan after seeing this one.
With a focus predominantly on America, we are told that we are getting fatter and eating ourselves to death and its meat and dairy product that are to blame. The fact is that if you remove meat and any dairy products from your diet then you »
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