Super Size Me
Super Size Me (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 7, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Entertaining doc about the adverse effects of eating fast food.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Although Spurlock's movie is thought-provoking and downright funny, he doesn't exactly play fair.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fascinating documentary on American fast food.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A well-crafted comedy.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

May affect how you eat and will serve as a rude awakening...

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Entertaining and informative.

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James Berardinelli

It's one thing to know that fast food is bad for you. It's another to see that 'badness' demonstrated.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
Cinema is full of food-related scenes which are guaranteed to turn one's stomach. We have La Grande Bouffe, in which rich people eat themselves to death;… More
Dan Schultz
An effective, entertaining, original documentary concerning the subject of fast food and one tenacious film-maker's experiment of eating nothing but… More
KJ Proulx
This film showcases the true facts about fast food restaurant chains globally and it does it to perfection. The first half of this film is mostly focussed on… More
Alex roy
Super Size Me is not a great documentary, but it definitely is a documentary that needs to be seen. Director Morgan Spurlock eats a diet of McDonald's for… More
Lucas Martins
An open eye documentary.
Tyler Kirk
This man is a legend. I would have never have done what he did, in fact, I would have a heart attack in week one. 1 Month, it's just McDonalds. Breakfast.… More