91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Aaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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.
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83

Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The film always teaches and entertains in equal, ample measure. It's a treat -- and it's good for you.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Neatly, and often humorously, summarizes a very unhealthy situation.
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75

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
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.
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Thankfully, this information arrives via a graceful and frequently humorous film that captures the idiosyncrasies of its characters and never hectors.
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70

Film Threat

A very creative documentary that takes a seemingly dull topic and makes it entertaining.
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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.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Homey but not especially interesting trips down the Ellis and Cheney family lanes.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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