(2008)

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100
Food, Inc. is hard to shake, because days after you've seen it, you may find yourself eating something -- a cookie, a piece of poultry, cereal out of the box, a perfectly round waxen tomato -- and you'll realize that you have virtually no idea what it actually is.
100
It's not a pretty picture. But Food, Inc. is an essential one.
100
A mind-boggling, heart-rending, stomach-churning expose on the food industry.
100
A scary movie that's also funny, touching and good for you.
88
I figured it wasn't important for me to go into detail about the photography and the editing. I just wanted to scare the bejesus out of you, which is what Food, Inc. did to me.
88
Eating can be one dangerous business. Don't take another bite till you see Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary that is scarier than anything in the last five Saw horror shows.
80
Though slickly packaged, Robert Kenner's unsparing exposé is harder to watch than any horror film.
75
If Wal-Mart, the Lucifer of multinational corporations in many liberal eyes, sees the fiscal sense in stocking an increasingly wide array of organic foodstuffs, consumer habits truly are changing. Not fast enough, though, for documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner.
75
Miami Herald
Food, Inc. argues that part of the reason why the food industry is so difficult to regulate is that many of the government officials currently assigned to watchdog roles were once employed by the companies they now keep tabs on.
75
The whole thing is as subtle as a watermelon in a bowl of Cheerios but necessary, nonetheless.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
No question, watching this film is a tough go. Horror films cause less seat-squirming.

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