Super Size Me


The first of this year's three big documentaries (the other two being Touching the Void and Fahrenheit 9/11) takes a look at America's fast food industry, in particular, McDonalds. In a unique experiment, the presenter sets himself the goal of living on only McDonalds foods for 30 days, under strict medical supervision. He is checked and tested at regular intervals as he travels around eating and interviewing customers. After just a few weeks, his health deteriorates to such an extent that the doctors warn him to quit or risk permanent damage to his liver.


96 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Documentary

Showtimes

More addictive than cigarettes!
More addictive than cigarettes!

Credits

Cast
Morgan Spurlock, Bridget Bennett, Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, Alexandra Jamieson, Dr. Stephen Siegel
Director
Morgan Spurlock
ScreenplayMorgan Spurlock
MusicSteve Horowitz, Michael Parrish, Doug Ray
CinematographyKramer Morgenthau
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2004
Produced byThe Con

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Rafiek Mammon
5
The Star
Tanya Farber
16
Die Burger
Maranet Jordaan
10
eye Weekly
Joel McConvey
15
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15

What the People say

Internet
2498 Netizens
16

Average .. 67%

13

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A difficult movie to rate... the subject matter and conclusions reached are very important, meriting at least 4 stars. However the film as film does become a little repetitive and drag a bit in the middle, deserving only 3 stars. So I split the difference and gave it 3½ stars. Well worth seeing, frequently funny, and you'll never look at fast food the same way again.






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