Our Daily Bread (2006) What the activist drama Fast Food Nation does with talk and the aid of movie stars, Our Daily Bread , a riveting documentary by Austrian… 2006-10-16 Unrated PT92M Documentary First Look
Movie Review

Our Daily Bread (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Daily Bread takes an unflinching look at how food gets to our tables
FOOD FOR THOUGHT Daily Bread takes an unflinching look at how food gets to our tables
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 16, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 92 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: First Look

What the activist drama Fast Food Nation does with talk and the aid of movie stars, Our Daily Bread, a riveting documentary by Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter, does even better, with no voice-over and barely a word spoken by the unidentified workers involved in matter-of-fact killing and harvesting. The camera simply looks, with unflinching interest, as plants and animals are processed (in European industrial settings) into the food we eat. It's up to the viewer to distinguish tastes of horror, compassion, and awe at the efficiency involved in such matters of death and life.

Originally posted Nov 29, 2006 Published in issue #910 Dec 08, 2006 Order article reprints