Super Size Me
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Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. Spurlock treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and an equal number of regular folk while chowing down at the Golden Arches.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As entertaining as Super Size Me sometimes is, I'm not sure what Spurlock's escapade really accomplishes, except to emphasize that eating 5,000 calories a day, and exercising little, is bad for you."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Although Spurlock's movie is thought-provoking and downright funny, he doesn't exactly play fair."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Fascinating documentary on American fast food."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Through the use of quirky art work, animation, a barrage of facts and figures, plus an incredibly dry wit, Spurlock shines a light on America's attitudes to weight gain."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"A well-crafted comedy."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Super Size Me can be frivolous and slightly smug, but it certainly puts the question of America's health squarely on the table -- and in a wonderfully entertaining way."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"May affect how you eat and will serve as a rude awakening..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The 'What Would Jesus Buy?' project, broader than digestion issues, is the brainchild of Morgan Spurlock, who in a less spiritual frame of mind, lost the junk food battle of the bulge against McDonald's with this high calorie investigative documentary."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Might help shake the Mcfaithful out of their special sauce stupors."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Entertaining and informative."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It's one thing to know that fast food is bad for you. It's another to see that 'badness' demonstrated."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"I'm willing to believe Spurlock's hypothesis ... but someday I'd like to see a well-researched documentary as lively as this one on the harmful effects of pseudo-science in the media."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"Underscores the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and it does so in a frequently humorous and self-deprecating way. Plenty of food for thought."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"It's rare the film that changes someone's life; Super Size Me may indeed change many."
‑ David Cornelius,
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