Addiction Incorporated
Addiction Incorporated (2011)

In the 1980s, Victor DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 14, 2011
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

While it's satisfying to see fat cats tamed by science and an enraged public, the movie misses the opportunity to sustain the pressure.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Addiction Incorporated" follows tobacco's journey downhill from respectability.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Addiction, Incorporated feels more like a well-made educational documentary rather than something you'd care to see in a theater.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This straightforward documentary by Charles Evans Jr. is must viewing for anyone interested in public health and corporate ethics.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Rather than relying only on archival footage and a parade of talking heads, Evans mixes it up with reenactments of episodes in the past. It's subtly unobtrusive and effective.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Anybody who's remotely interested in this topic already knows everything "Addiction Incorporated" has to say.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

While its thoroughness is laudable, its pacing is deadly. And the events and attitudes depicted already have become curiously passe in less than a decade.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Much of the first half of Charles Evans Jr.'s muckraking documentary is annoyingly gimmicky...

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