Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!
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Spurlock’s quest to put Chick-fil-A out of business is always entertaining — the filmmaker is still a charming and quick-witted man of the people, and his shtick has aged much better than Michael Moore’s — but if “Super-Size Me 2” isn’t quite as funny as the first installment, it’s considerably more horrifying.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Vegans and animal lovers might have a tough time stomaching parts of the film.
The Hollywood Reporter
Jaunty but thought-provoking.
There’s a nagging aura of “meh” encircling the proceedings.
It has its amusing (and enlightening) moments, but in many ways it’s just dancing around the meat of the matter.
The New York Times
The movie is at its most engaging when examining the near-monopolies controlling chicken farmers in the United States.
Los Angeles Times
Like its predecessor, Super Size Me 2 is largely entertaining, with audience enjoyment varying on their appetite for Spurlock’s fun, smug shtick.
Spurlock again proves to be fascinated by the art of salesmanship, but too often Super Size Me 2 feels like its own hustle, peddling a slick, self-promotional investigation into a world that’s already fairly well covered.
The A.V. Club
Spurlock’s documentary turns out to be the exact thing it is meant to expose: an unfulfilling product passed off as something that’s good for you.
This time, his journey doesn’t send him to the ends of experience. Instead, he goes on a smug odyssey of know-it-all-ism that yields a scant few factoids we didn’t already learn from his first film.
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