A Place at the Table Synopsis
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a beautifully shot and reasonably balanced film, but one that struggles to find a hopeful note to end on.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The film bolsters its case with plenty of facts, charts and expert testimony - evidence typical of this sort of advocacy documentary. But...
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Slant Magazine

More difficult to convey are the web of moral and political issues that surround the hunger crisis, and A Place at the Table proves its...
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Chicago Sun-Times

A good documentary that is good for you. The bad news is that broccoli and bananas are neither available nor affordable for many Americans....
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Says the actor Jeff Bridges, a long-time and articulate soldier in the campaign against hunger: “It’s a problem that our government is...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In addition to the dismaying facts and figures is a fuller sense of what hunger can look like, and feel like, among the millions of...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Few are willing to publicly confess their hunger or undernourishment or place it on display. And the problem is kept hidden as long as...
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Time Out New York

As an info dump, Table is admirably efficient, addressing everything from obesity to the limits of charity. As a film, it’s less...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
As morally engaged as the movie is, it’s also argumentatively slack. Precisely because it’s so easy to agree that hunger is bad, it’s hard...
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excellent documentary

By bruinforever01
A well-done piece about the oxymoron that exists in our country: too much obesity but also too many families who aren't able to feed their children properly. Somber information & portrayals, but this...

Great documentary, great cinema

By cineasta68
I urge movie lovers to go see "A Place at the Table." From a purely cinematic standpoint, this movie definitely delivers. Beautiful cinematography, fascinating and empathetic characters, great...

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Pushing for more Gov. Handouts..

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Rated PG | For Brief Mild Language and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Powerful docu explores the problem of hunger in America.
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