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  • 12
    RogerEbert.com

    Farmland is essentially just masquerading as an actual documentary. In reality, it’s a glossy corporate infomercial for American agribusiness. show more

  • 40
    Variety

    Though the perspective of farmers is well worth examining, this good-looking 77 minutes of propaganda is heavy on sugar-coating and light on nutritional value. show more

  • 30
    Aaron Hillis Village Voice

    There's no drama illustrating the thanklessness of their jobs, and potential wisdom about fiscal instability, animal welfare, or GMOs waft by without much argument. show more

  • 30
    Martin Tsai Los Angeles Times

    The slickly produced documentary Farmland often comes off like lobbyist propaganda, profusely extolling the virtues of the independent American farmer. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Smooth and folksy, it traffics in broad, unchallenged claims that serve a single purpose: to persuade us that the only thing wrong with today’s farming methods is our misinformed perception of them. show more

  • 42
    Jesse Hassenger The A.V. Club

    A little of this debunking is cute (“I got nothing against bib overalls or straw hanging out of your mouth,” one of the subjects clarifies about the myths he wants to dispel); the rest of it feels defensive. show more

  • 67
    Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor

    Some of the human-interest stories are compelling, but too much of this film is as dry as a high school classroom presentation. show more

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