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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's subject, a whistle-blowing research scientist who played a key role in the fight to regulate tobacco, deserves to be celebrated. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    DeNoble aside, Addiction Incorporated finds most of its heroes in Congress, the White House and federal agencies. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's an effective film, livened with animated rats, never boring. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Addiction Incorporated delivers a hard kick in the butts to the tobacco industry. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Boston Globe

    Once it finds its footing in old-fashioned journalism, the film packs a wallop. show more

  • 75
    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. show more

  • 63
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    The most dramatic material, such as Victor DeNoble's much-applauded congressional testimony, more or less traffics common knowledge without bothering to provide fresh emotional context. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    So long as we're watching DeNoble recounting the details of his laboratory experiments, Addiction Incorporated remains sufficiently gripping; when Evans is reduced to observing his saintly subject educating high-school students about the dangers of nicotine addiction, it's considerably less so. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Straight-shooting, hard-hitting and fuming with contempt for the tobacco industry, Addiction Incorporated would be almost too exhausting to watch were it not for the folksy charm of its star witness. show more

  • 70
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    With a name that not even the PR team at Smokefree America could dream up, Victor DeNoble emerges as the hero of Charles Evans Jr.'s mostly muscular documentary on the 1990s campaign to expose Big Tobacco. show more

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