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  • Summary: Inspired by the incendiary bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America's fast food industry comes a powerful drama that takes an eye-opening journey into the dark heart of the All-American meal. (Fox Searchlight)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 100
    Fast Food Nation has the dramatic flatness and willful lack of personality of some documentaries -- or at least how Linklater thinks a documentary should be. The movie nonetheless feels like both a work of investigative journalism and an immense human-interest story, veering into muckraking, horror, teen comedy, and what passes for "Twilight Zone" science fiction.
  2. Fast Food Nation offers no easy answers, but plenty of food for thought.
  3. Many reviews have suggested that this is as politically mild as a John Sayles movie, but Linklater clearly agrees with the frustrated kid who says, "Right now, I can't think of anything more patriotic than violating the Patriot Act."
  4. It's a bold proposition, and the resulting film has some powerful moments and strong performances, but it fails to be an involving or satisfying drama, and it's not half as effective as the book in creating outrage over what junk food is doing to us.
  5. 63
    One of the great frustrations associated with Fast Food Nation is the way it drops subplots.
  6. Following up on Morgan Spurlock's wildly successful indie film "Super Size Me," critics of fast food were hoping that a one-two punch would further raise consciousness among consumers and purveyors alike. Alas, Fast Food Nation is punchless.
  7. 12
    If I wanted to spend $10.75 making myself sick, I'd buy a bottle of cheap tequila.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 7 out of 18
  1. Sep 1, 2013
    10
    It's just incredible ...
    Just a stupid monkey can note this film bad ...
    He is like "Supersize Me" but we see here how is making the food
    and by who !!!
    Please guys, stop eat Hamburgers, that make you stupid ...
    PS We can eat hamburgers But they must respect what we eat.
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  2. Sep 8, 2013
    7
    Fast Food Nation is a horrific and horrifically engrossing movie about such political notions as worker exploitation, fast food practices, corporate greed and limitations of freedom. It's interesting for sure, but as direct entertainment it makes for harrowing and uncomfortable viewing. Which is exactly the point, I suppose. Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    6
    Good movie! Good story line and gives you something to think about for sure. Greg K is great again but one surprising performance from none other than Bruce Willis. Here is a guy whom I typically dislike in movies giving a great performance as a sales account jerk. Totally worked for me and very believable.... perfect role for him. It's too bad he doesn't take these smaller type of roles more. Give up the main role action hero Bruce... it doesn't work for you anymore and has been pounded into the ground!! Expand

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