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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Neatly, and often humorously, summarizes a very unhealthy situation. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    A breezy diary from a pair of first-time farmers, as well as a wry rebuke to a nation devoted to eating cheaply but not necessarily well, King Corn makes its points without much finger-wagging. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    It's fair to say that a meaner documentary might have packed more punch. But it's hard to imagine Michael Moore turning out anything that feels as pleasantly nourishing. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Homey but not especially interesting trips down the Ellis and Cheney family lanes. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    A very creative documentary that takes a seemingly dull topic and makes it entertaining. show more

  • 78
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    The film’s light hand, appealing style, and simple exposition make it an eminently watchable inquiry into the politics of food and public health, accessible to the documentary-shy and wildly appropriate for older kids, who may further respond to its generational emphasis. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Aaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. show more

  • 83
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    The film always teaches and entertains in equal, ample measure. It's a treat -- and it's good for you. show more

  • 70
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Thankfully, this information arrives via a graceful and frequently humorous film that captures the idiosyncrasies of its characters and never hectors. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    King Corn will put you off corn for a long, long time, but this is as much a thoughtful meditation on the plight of the American farmer as it is a rant against our expanding waistlines. show more

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