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Super Size Me Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A deliciously amusing socio-culinary prank.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The results are as entertaining as they are sobering.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Riveting and darkly comic Super Size Me is a whip-smart documentary.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    The movie is zippy, laugh-out-loud funny, persuasive and at times horrifying, as Spurlock undergoes his unpleasant changes with good humor and bad tummy aches.

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  • See all Super Size Me reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 13 & under

Fascinating documentary on American fast food.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has some sexual references (Spurlock's sex life is adversely affected by his diet) and some very graphic images of a stomach-stapling operation. There's some strong language, too.

  • Families can talk about what they eat and why people do things that are bad for them. Who is responsible for America's obesity crisis? What should we do about it? How will seeing this movie change your behavior? If you were Spurlock, what movie would you make next?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not applicable

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Extremely graphic scenes of an operation.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references.

  • language false3

    Language: Some very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: McDonald's is mentioned, but not portrayed positively.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable

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