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Hailing from a small town in Alaska, 15-year-old Garrett sets out to investigate the direct link between diet and disease, and in the process he learns about world's simplest cure for cancer.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"It's Michael Moore without the truculence, PBS without the pretension, CNN without the commercial grandstanding."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Beautiful Truth is a documentary about contemporary health hazards and alternative treatments."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Caveat emptor really applies here, because your health is at stake. Do your research, do your homework, and use common sense."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Boring like a one-note school lecture but nevertheless is credible as it makes its case about the need for alternative medicines."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Quack or saint? Dr. Gerson, whose work in allegedly curing cancer by alternative means, is highlighted in a light, even convincing way."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Comes off mostly like a hybrid of retro-style educational film and late-night infomercial."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"There may be truth in what Kroschel says, but you won't find it in this pedantic film, which has all the veracity of a late-night TV infomercial."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A powerful documentary that offers both a chilling expose of the toxins in our food that are causing so much disease and an affirmation of a plant-oriented therapy that has cured cancer in many individuals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The picture carries an element of nostalgia and yet thunders down too hard with a lot of one-sided perspectives."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"[A] condescending, manipulative film."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"The director's suggestion that big pharmaceutical companies have no interest in actually curing cancer is credible, but the film itself unfortunately makes Kroschel's beliefs come off like just so much hippie propaganda."
‑ Drew Toal, Time Out New York
"An unusual and sobering documentary which turns conventional wisdom about health matters on its head."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"The end result not only constitutes an uncomfortable--dare I say, inorganic--collusion of fact and fiction but also suggests we're being indoctrinated into a cult."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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