American Meat
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American Meat is a solutions-‐oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Featuring Joel Salatin, Chuck Wirtz, Fred Kirschenmann, Steve Ells, Paul Willis, and farmers across America, it takes an even-‐handed look at animal husbandry. First explaining how America arrived at our current industrial system, the story shifts to the present day, showing the feedlots and confinement houses, not through hidden cameras but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there. From there, the documentary introduces the revolution taking root in animal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The problem is that this rah-rah chronicle never addresses the dangerous, distressing disparity between non-organic farms, which are still the norm, and the ones focused on here."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Very informative documentary even if it allows the filthy Steve Ells of Chipotle's a platform."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"Documentary about the current state of the meat industry is straightforward yet upbeat, almost "feel-good.""
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Less sensationalist than its similarly themed predecessors, this informative documentary makes a strong case for the benefits of organic famring."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"American Meat won't fully counter the negative sentiment that the meat industry has, but it's not entirely propaganda, either."
‑ Araceli Cruz, Village Voice
"A hopeful and enlightening documentary on the baby steps being taken to offer alternatives to big industry farming."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An advocacy film better suited for a class than for a cinema."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"Too simplistic. You can't help but recall a much more insightful and thorough doc that treads similar ground, Food, Inc."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Despite the intensity of its scope and research, American Meat is a decidedly soft-hitting display of an overweening good faith that, frankly, just can't jibe with the times."
‑ Steve Macfarlane, Slant Magazine
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