Documentary Review: Super Size Me

Year: 2005
Runtime: 100 min
Rating: PG-13


Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but McDonalds fast food for 30 days. He also provides commentary about the fast food industry in general and how it is affecting the American public.


The effect of fast food on Morgan Spurlock’s kidneys and liver was something that interested me. I’m no health expert (even though my brother is a doctor) but I had no idea fast food could contribute to the deterioration of those organ functions.


I really didn’t learn that much overall from the film. It was very entertaining and the message was very clear, but the movie was somewhat lacking in educational value compared to other documentaries I’ve watched.

Bottom Line:

We all already know that fast food is not good for you and Morgan Spurlock beats us over the head with this message again and again. While the message gets boring after a while, the movie is still very strong in entertainment value.

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