Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 28, 2013
    100
    As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Feb 28, 2013
    90
    The filmmakers vividly illustrate the power and depth of the long-spiraling problem of "food insecurity" by immersing us in the hardscrabble lives of a cross section of our nation's poor.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Feb 28, 2013
    88
    The problem, as “Table” shows, isn’t that the next meal never comes. It’s that when it arrives, too often it is filled with empty calories.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Mar 1, 2013
    83
    A Place at the Table is a fairly no-frills effort, but the ideas behind it are sound.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Mar 1, 2013
    83
    One thing is clear from A Place at the Table: You cannot answer the question “Why are people hungry?,” without also asking “Why are people poor?”

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