American Meat
American Meat (2013)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: April 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2013
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Ronnie Scheib

A low-key, fairly evenhanded look at industrial vs. organic methods of raising livestock.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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Louis Proyect

Very informative documentary even if it allows the filthy Steve Ells of Chipotle's a platform.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Less sensationalist than its similarly themed predecessors, this informative documentary makes a strong case for the benefits of organic famring.

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Araceli Cruz
Village Voice

American Meat won't fully counter the negative sentiment that the meat industry has, but it's not entirely propaganda, either.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A hopeful and enlightening documentary on the baby steps being taken to offer alternatives to big industry farming.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

An advocacy film better suited for a class than for a cinema.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Too simplistic. You can't help but recall a much more insightful and thorough doc that treads similar ground, Food, Inc.

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Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine

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.

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