King Corn (2007) Aaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. Like Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma , it's about how… 2007-10-12 Unrated PT88M Documentary Balcony
Movie Review

King Corn (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
ALL EARS Ian Cheney is one of two pals who explore the grip one crop has on America in director Aaron Woolf's King Corn
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ALL EARS Ian Cheney is one of two pals who explore the grip one crop has on America in director Aaron Woolf's King Corn
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 12, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 88 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Balcony

Aaron Woolf's we-are-what-we-eat documentary King Corn is a lively introduction to the corn industrial complex. Like Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, it's about how corn, raised on vast corporate farms, has become the starchy DNA of American diets, whether it's fattening up cattle or processed into the high-fructose corn syrup that greases everything from soft drinks to spaghetti sauce. Woolf follows two college chums as they go to Iowa to harvest one acre of yellow ears, which they then trace through the system. You'll be amazed to learn how much corn is in your system. A-

Originally posted Oct 17, 2007 Published in issue #961 Oct 26, 2007 Order article reprints