Forks Over Knives is a middling documentary but a magnificent indictment.
- Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, May 20, 2011
Forks over Knives is tasty but somewhat undercooked.
- Tom Long, Detroit News, May 20, 2011
Movies are like food. There are popcorn pictures that entertain you and the spinach movies that are good for you. In more ways than one, Forks Over Knives is a spinach flick.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 19, 2011
A persuasive documentary on the health benefits of a whole-foods and plant-based diet.
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 19, 2011
As it stands, "Forks" is an interesting and informative health lecture that's sandwiched into a dry, repetitive documentary.
- Sean O'Connell, Washington Post, May 13, 2011
The radical notion at the heart of the acclaimed doc "Forks Over Knives" is that eating animals and animal-produced foods has costs -- on our economy, our health-care system and on ourselves.
- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, May 13, 2011
A must-see movie that could have used a sharper edge.
- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2011
It isn't possible to examine the scientific arguments in a movie review, but as advocacy documentaries go, this is a pretty good one.
- Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic, May 12, 2011
The bottom line: I am convinced this message is true. A plant-based whole foods diet is healthy.
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, May 12, 2011
Instead of preaching, why don't the nutrition Nazis figure out a way to make plant-based foods taste better? You are never going to force an entire population to live on spinach.
- Rex Reed, New York Observer, May 11, 2011
It lacks the authority, simple displays of hard numbers, contrary voices and the like, that we need from a documentary this provocative.
- Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, May 09, 2011
One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre.
- John Anderson, Variety, May 06, 2011
Makes a pedantic yet persuasive case for banishing meat and dairy from the dinner table.
- Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, May 06, 2011
Sound advice, perhaps, but it's presented in deadly dull fashion -- talking heads and academic charts -- reminiscent of an infomercial.
- V.A. Musetto, New York Post, May 06, 2011
Explains in unflinching detail how we damage ourselves through our eating habits yet insists that it is within our grasp to change course.
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, May 05, 2011
Even if you're a junk-food junkie, this exploration of the health benefits of a ''plant-based diet'' is so scrupulously researched and argued that only a fool would ignore its findings.
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, May 04, 2011
Beyond the film's awkward reliance on stock footage and explanations of basic biology is an interesting overview of the work of two men, scientist Colin Campbell and surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn.
- Michelle Orange, Village Voice, May 03, 2011
Fulkerson methodically makes the case that we've been brainwashed by repetition and clever advertising campaigns.
- John Hartl, Seattle Times, May 12, 2011
Makes effective use of case studies and graphs to build a convincing, if inevitably simplified, argument for better living through fresh produce.
- Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York, May 03, 2011
Essentially a tepid digest of the most persuasive nutritional arguments against the ingestion of flesh and dairy.
- Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine, May 09, 2011