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
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2016
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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

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.

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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