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2004 2.9/5 PG-13 SuperHD 98 minutes

Director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as a guinea pig.

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Morgan Spurlock Directed by Morgan Spurlock

Food & Travel TV, Documentaries, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs

Language: English

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  • Nominee, Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee 2004
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Documentary Feature nominee 2005
NYT Review: When All Those Big Macs Bite Back

For 30 days, Morgan Spurlock consumed nothing but food from McDonald's, an experiment in bad living that frames a jaunty critique of junk gastronomy and corporate power. — A. O. Scott Read the review

Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

A well-crafted comedy.

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 2004-06-11


Entertaining and informative.

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 2004-05-28


Although Spurlock's movie is thought-provoking and downright funny, he doesn't exactly play fair.

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, 2004-05-27


Super Size Me can be frivolous and slightly smug, but it certainly puts the question of America's health squarely on the table -- and in a wonderfully entertaining way.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2004-05-27


It's one thing to know that fast food is bad for you. It's another to see that 'badness' demonstrated.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2004-05-17


After seeing this movie, it's hard to think about fast food the same way again.

Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, 2004-05-14


Funny, sickening, scary, entertaining and undeniably educational.

Tom Long, Detroit News, 2004-05-14


Blatantly unfair and completely winning documentary.

Michael Booth, Denver Post, 2004-05-14


A gimmick film that uses an upbeat style to create laughs, and, in truth, a distaste for fast food.

Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, 2004-05-14


Those who see the film will think twice before succumbing to that next Big Mac attack.

John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, 2004-05-14


A controversial, entertaining and stomach-turning nonfiction comedy that will cause many viewers to put down their topping-drenched jumbo buckets of popcorn.

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2004-05-13


What makes all this work is that the charming Mr. Spurlock, unlike combative Michael Moore, is winning, witty and completely at ease before the camera.

Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News, 2004-05-13


An anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2004-05-07


A compelling cautionary tale hot-wired to your gag reflex.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post, 2004-05-07


While not the all-encompassing, hard-facts indictment Fast Food Nation readers might hope for, this more entertainment-oriented package does throw in enough disturbing figures and informative side trips to provide an educational-value meal.

Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2004-05-07


As entertaining as Super Size Me sometimes is, I'm not sure what Spurlock's escapade really accomplishes, except to emphasize that eating 5,000 calories a day, and exercising little, is bad for you.

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2004-08-07


In a way it functions as the mental, emotional, and aesthetic equivalent of junk food; two hours after you see it, you're hungry again, even though your brain has gotten fatter.

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 2004-05-08