Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

critic Reviews

69% Fresh Tomatometer Score69%
  • Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! may not be as filling as its predecessor, but it still manages to offer a moderately enriching overview of unsavory industry practices.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Spurlock's comedic antics give way to a more serious, traditional docu-journalist approach as he looks into the immensely unbalanced dynamic between the Big Chicken corporations and the local American farmer...
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Compared to the original, both the message and the messenger look more flawed. But stripped to its core, Super Size Me 2 answers those questions in a manner that still manages to leave you feeling shaken and, if not crispy, a little steamed.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    It only skims the surface of the habitual human behavior Spurlock wishes to explore and exploit.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kimber MyersLos 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.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    The movie is at its most engaging when examining the near-monopolies controlling chicken farmers in the United States.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV 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.
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    Tom BeasleyFlickering Myth
    Holy Chicken! has some ideas, and many of them are good, but it's driven by a director-star who constantly gets in his own way.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Daniel GoodwinHeyUGuys
    Despite the potential double product cross marketing MO, Super Size Me 2 resounds as a heart-felt follow-up and Spurlock's best film since the original.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    Gone is the everyman filmmaker seeking the truth, and its place is a savvy operator who cracked the formula for stunt journalism and is keen on running it into the ground.
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    Joey MagidsonHollywood News
    This time around, Spurlock's fast food centered film isn't quite as much fun, but it's just as informative.
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