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Jack Black gives his greatest performance in Richard Linklater's true-life dark comedy.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  05-31-2012  |  Reviews

Food for Thoughtnew

Linklater's new film is a dull compromise between a soap opera and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  12-15-2006  |  Reviews

Full of Crapnew

The dull Fast Food Nation would have been better as a documentary.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  11-24-2006  |  Reviews

Fast Food, Darklynew

Richard Linklater gives us a lot to chew on in his last two movies.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Rob Nelsom  |  11-17-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Not So Happy Mealnew

Linklater and Eric Schlosser's noble and worthy film about meat processing and consumption smacks of good-guy agitprop and fails as a character-driven narrative.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  11-17-2006  |  Reviews

Dead Meatnew

Linklater's Fast Food Nation lives up to its cheap and unhealthy title.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Eric Allen Hatch  |  11-16-2006  |  Reviews

Super Size Usnew

Fast Food Nation considers the industry's sickening effects on America's body politic.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  11-16-2006  |  Reviews

Like a Butchered Cownew

Linklater spills his guts.
Dig Boston  |  David Wildman  |  11-15-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Richard Linklater Cuts Up the Fast Food Industrial Complex

Former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren produced this film version of Eric Schlosser’s best-selling 2001 nonfiction expose “Fast Food Nation,” about the disgusting, illegal, and dangerous aspects of America’s fast food industrial complex.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  11-12-2006  |  Reviews

Meat and Greet

Fast Food Nation turns visceral journalism into theoretical conversation.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  11-09-2006  |  Reviews

Dark Horizonnew

Linklater goes back to the drawing board in A Scanner Darkly.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  07-13-2006  |  Reviews

Tone Setternew

Musician Graham Reynolds created the Scanner score.
Austin Chronicle  |  Raoul Hernandez  |  07-07-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

'A Scanner', Before and Afternew

Producer Tommy Pallotta and animators Jason Archer and Paul Beck discuss the making of A Scanner Darkly.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-07-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Securing the Substancenew

Richard Linklater is interviewed on his adaptation of A Scanner Darkly.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  07-07-2006  |  Profiles & Interviews

Paranoia Strikes Deepnew

As the title implies, there's a certain opacity to A Scanner Darkly's cautionary drug tale, but at times Richard Linklater's film can be as naked as the lunch on the end of your fork.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  07-07-2006  |  Reviews

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