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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A cautionary tale as well as an expose on the power of the American fast-food industry. That the documentary comes across as more than a sermon has a lot to do with Spurlock's personality, which is outgoing and instantly engaging. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Riveting and darkly comic Super Size Me is a whip-smart documentary. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A movie every American should see, although parts of it are close to unwatchable - notably an operating room sequence in which a pair of surgeons performs a gastric bypass, or "obesity surgery," as they like to call it, on a dangerously overweight patient. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Super Size Me produces more laughs than a man's gastrointestinal distress should. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The results are as entertaining as they are sobering. show more

  • 88
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    The movie is zippy, laugh-out-loud funny, persuasive and at times horrifying, as Spurlock undergoes his unpleasant changes with good humor and bad tummy aches. show more

  • 88
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Clearly an important film, if only for such disheartening reminders that a McDonald's salad with ranch dressing has more calories than a Big Mac or that Miami is the 15th fattest city in the country (Houston is No. 1). show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    I don't usually make recommendations of this kind, but if you or your kids have gone to a burger joint in the last few weeks, you really do need to see this movie. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the documentary that caused a sensation at Sundance 2004 and allegedly inspired McDonald's to discontinue its "super size" promotions as a preemptive measure. show more

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