Film Comment - 06/01/2009
"[T]he superb FOOD, INC. offers an elegantly constructed and absorbing analysis of the monolithic U.S. food industry."
Box Office - 05/26/2009 5 stars out of 5 -- "It's a sobering and worthwhile look at an important subject many have not even thought about....FOOD, INC.'s end credit sequence offers numerous ways the consumer can and should make a difference."
Los Angeles Times - 06/12/2009
"[A] smart, expertly shot documentary....[The film] gives an eloquent array of writers, activists and farmers time to enlighten us about the perils on our plates, but now without offering hope for a safer future."
New York Times - 06/12/2009
"[A]n informative, often infuriating activist documentary....You'll shudder, shake and just possibly lose your genetically modified lunch."
Hollywood Reporter - 06/12/2009
"Kenner takes you through these unsettling stories through a mix of articulate talking heads, cameras peering where Food Inc. doesn't want scrutiny, citizens lobbying their representatives in Congress and entertaining graphics and animation."
A.V. Club - 06/11/2009
"Kenner takes audiences deep into the ugly underbelly of American food production....Its heroes are realists who've found a way to be relatively humane within the system..."
Rolling Stone - 06/25/2009 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Kenner keeps his film bouncing with humor, music and graphics....The message he's delivered with the help of nutrition activists, including Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan is an eye-opener."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/25/2009
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "The Best Films Of The Year" -- "[A] brilliant documentary about what we think we eat, and about what that food really is."
Total Film - 01/25/2009 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a chilling portrait of how big agribusiness runs roughshod over animal and worker rights, public safety and toothless regulatory bodies."
Uncut - 02/08/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Kenner's exploration of America's food industry is all the more shockingly effective for being so calmly presented."
Empire - 02/05/2010 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] compelling, entertaining and illuminating documentary..."
Authors Eric Schlosser (FAST FOOD NATION) and Michael Pollan (THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA) both appear in this documentary that looks into the food industry. FOOD, INC. reveals the nature of the business that ignores the health of the American people in favor of profit.