The Beautiful Truth
The Beautiful Truth (2008)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 26, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

It's Michael Moore without the truculence, PBS without the pretension, CNN without the commercial grandstanding.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

The Beautiful Truth is a documentary about contemporary health hazards and alternative treatments.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Caveat emptor really applies here, because your health is at stake. Do your research, do your homework, and use common sense.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Comes off mostly like a hybrid of retro-style educational film and late-night infomercial.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

[A] condescending, manipulative film.

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Drew Toal
Time Out

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.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

An unusual and sobering documentary which turns conventional wisdom about health matters on its head.

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