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Food, Inc.


Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants.

Actors: Michael Pollan , Eric Schlosser , Richard Lobb , Vince Edwards , Carole Morison
Directors: Robert Kenner
Country: USA
Release: 2009-07-31
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  • Owen Gleiberman

    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.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Gary Goldstein

    Essential viewing.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Amy Binacolli

    A mind-boggling, heart-rending, stomach-churning expose on the food industry.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    It's not a pretty picture. But Food, Inc. is an essential one.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    A scary movie that's also funny, touching and good for you.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Robert Sietsema

    Expertly crafted documentary.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    An engaging and often wrenching film, Food, Inc. covers a wide range of material, including the horrific, the humorous and the exemplary. Full Review
  • Cliff Doerksen

    Smart, gripping, and untainted by the influence of Michael Moore, this muckraking 2008 documentary transcends anticorporate demonology to build a visceral but reasoned case against modern agribusiness.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    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.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    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.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    Like many social issue documentaries, Food, Inc. is better at addressing problems than offering solutions: its endorsement of organic food in particular feels a little flimsy. Nevertheless, it’s entertaining and fast-moving enough to make audiences intermittently forget they’re consuming cinematic health food.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Though slickly packaged, Robert Kenner's unsparing exposé is harder to watch than any horror film.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    See Food, Inc. after dinner, but see it.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • David Denby

    For many of this movie's likely viewers, the sting built into Food, Inc. is the realization that, without unending effort, they are not all that much freer in their choices than that hard-pressed family.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Phil Wilding

    Compelling, entertaining and illuminating documentary which makes you think twice, and then a few more times, about eating anything at all in U.S.

    Empire Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    Why wait for 2012? If you're hankering for a taste of the apocalypse, the opening sequence of this eye-opening, stomach-queasing doc has plenty to go on – witness menacing superimpositions on a bleak, blighted landscape – and the hits just keep on coming.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    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.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The whole thing is as subtle as a watermelon in a bowl of Cheerios but necessary, nonetheless.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    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.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    In many areas, Food Inc. could be accused of being a fast-food version of a documentary – it's everywhere at once, skipping across the surface of a vast subject, and adding nuggets of sweetness to the scary filler.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    Kenner mounts it all with a pleasingly fluent and varied style, which makes it more or less easy to absorb his arguments, even if they're familiar from other books and movies and are presented with unopposed certainty.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    As a result, the slickly produced Food, Inc. is more deeply unsettling than it is out-and-out stomach-turning.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    The sheer scale of the movie is mind-blowing--it touches on every aspect of modern life. It's the documentary equivalent of "The Matrix": It shows us how we're living in a simulacrum, fed by machines run by larger machines with names like Monsanto, Perdue, Tyson, and the handful of other corporations that make everything.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • John Anderson

    A civilized horror movie for the socially conscious, the nutritionally curious and the hungry.

    Variety Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Time and again the movie stops short before it really gets started, as with the debates over the big business of organic food.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

    No question, watching this film is a tough go. Horror films cause less seat-squirming.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Matthew Sorrento

    And to all you sane folk out there, be prepared when seeing this film: you'll ponder the old adage about being what you eat. For those new to the truth about food, this is a great starting point.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    The movie offers very little that food radicals don't already know.

    New York Post Full Review
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