(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 37 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Entertainment Weekly
A deliciously amusing socio-culinary prank.
90
Film Threat
Hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body.
88
Rolling Stone
It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh.
88
Chicago Tribune
The movie is zippy, laugh-out-loud funny, persuasive and at times horrifying, as Spurlock undergoes his unpleasant changes with good humor and bad tummy aches.
80
Village Voice
Sometimes exerts the gross-out fascination of reality TV's muckier specimens--its arc suggests a slow-motion "Fear Factor," or "Extreme Makeover" in reverse.
80
The A.V. Club
Spurlock's film proves yet again that the phrase "crowd-pleasing documentary" doesn't have to be an oxymoron.
80
The speed with which a healthy, relatively young stud can morph into a tub of lard is as horrifying as it is entertaining to watch.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
The results are as entertaining as they are sobering.
70
Variety
Primarily humorous in a believe-it-or-not fashion.
50
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Spurlock's movie is an attack on our eating habits, but it's also a prime example of an all-American sport--making a spectacle of oneself for fun and profit. Spurlock, you'll be surprised to learn, is developing a TV spinoff, with himself as host.

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