King Corn Synopsis
Two friends try to follow their pile of corn into the food system and find troubling questions about how we farm.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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70

Film Threat

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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...
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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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Rated NR