• King Corn (2007)

King Corn

Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2008

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Two recent college graduates travel to Iowa to investigate the role that corn plays in an increasingly complicated and dysfunctional American food industry. After planting their own small crop of corn and tracing its journey through the industry, they are alarmed to discover that corn figures in almost everything Americans eat. The consequences of this are examined through interviews with various experts and industry insiders, providing a balanced look at this American agricultural issue.

Director: Aaron Woolf

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: ITVS (Independent Television S, Mosaic Films

Keywords: Friend, Quest, 2000s, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Janice PageBoston 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

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago 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

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