A Place at the Table
A Place at the Table (2013)

49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Place at the Table is a well-reported documentary that raises important questions about the state of hunger in America culture.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Hunger in America is not about a shortage of food but an abundance of poverty. This is where the spiral spins downward.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"A Place at the Table" presents a shameful truth that should leave viewers dismayed and angry: This nation has more than enough food for all its people, yet millions of them are hungry.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

Tale of two Americas documentary highlights the plight of the 50 million poor folks who go to sleep hungry every night.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A shocking indictment of how people are starving in the land of plenty ...

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The saddest story belongs to a single mother who got a full time job and is now off welfare, but can't afford to feed her children on her salary. This is one of those movies that will make you mad, or at least it should.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

It specifically addresses our country's hunger crisis. But it also speaks to larger hungers. Hungers for independence, a dignified life, a better chance for ones children-in short, the American dream. See it and weep.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The pic might lack style to keep it exciting, but its public service message hits on a vital issue that should concern all Americans.

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