Fast Food Nation Synopsis
A burger chain marketing executive investigates when cow manure shows up in his company's meat.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Fast Food Nation has the dramatic flatness and willful lack of personality of some documentaries -- or at least how Linklater thinks a...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Naturally, a subject this right-on draws a right-on cast. Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, and Ethan Hawke pitch in.
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75

Premiere

By Ethan Alter
What sets Fast Food Nation apart from other recent multi-character studies like "Crash," "Bobby," and "Babel" is that Linklater doesn't set...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Fast Food Nation picks up, and drops off, various members of its cast, sometimes without a satisfying resolution. But its final scenes,...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's less an expose of junk-food culture than a human drama, sprinkled with sly, provoking wit, about how that culture defines how we live.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Linklater's working-class mosaic is seriously interested in how most of this country gets by for a living. And that, sadly, makes it...
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Fast Food Nation would have benefited from a longer running time -- the movie often feels like it's missing big chunks of plot -- but...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Following up on Morgan Spurlock's wildly successful indie film "Super Size Me," critics of fast food were hoping that a one-two punch would...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Dispiriting, unsubtle and unpleasant.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
For all the filmmaker's good intentions, Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a...
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No.

By number1fan
The only bright spot in this movie was Greg Kinnear. It was stupid and didn't live up to it's preview, but we can't comment on the whole movie because we left early. Trite characters with tired...

Good But Should Have Been Better

By xoconostle
I applaud the choice to attempt something other than a conventional documentary, which is what one would have expected from book-to-cinema translation in this case. Unfortunately, the film is...

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By purojaguares
americans must go ...

Fast Food Nation

By Jim's _Movie_Reviews
A socially conscious look at the fast food industry by Richard Linklater, Starring Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Luiz Guzman, Bobby Canavale, and a bunch of cows. Linklater paces and shoots this...

great movie indeed...

By andgbr
but we all must watch, not only americans, but non-americans, non-residents of USA, everybody should watch it, because Fast-Food is not only in USA. ...

DO NOT LET THIS MOVIE TURN YOU IN TO A VEGETARIAN!!!

By genaromr80
Movie was alright, but really needed a better ending. When I left the theater, I felt like vomiting, and I know I was not alone as no one in the theater was getting up to leave (as they covered their...

Trite and dull. This movie should be burned in a dumpster.

By roadnate
The book was remarkable, but this movie is utterlly worthless. The characters are cardboard cutouts, with the exception of Kris Kristopherson (suprise). Each character seems to only serve the...

Bite of reality

By Aliciax7
Casino Royal was sold out so we went to see Food Nation. I think it deals with realistic issues. Makes you think...of how good we have it living in the US but also what the heck are we...

Portraits the reality of the country very well

By Aldo
Besides the "XXX" scenes that I consider unnecessary, this movie portraits the reality of this country. From abused immigrants and teenagers that struggle with having a decent job to animal...

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Rated R | For language, drug content, disturbing images and strong sexuality
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