Forks Over Knives

One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre.

With:
With: T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Joey Acoin, Bill Maher, Michelle Obama. Narrator: Lee Fulkerson.

One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat and dairy should make it a lightning rod for the politically corpulent processed-food industry. Whether the film reaches the people it should reach probably depends on getting a well-positioned TV platform following brief theatrical play.

As a narrator, helmer-writer Lee Fulkerson has listened to too much “Dateline,” but as a journalist, he covers the food front: From groundbreaking researchers T. Colin Campbell and Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. — doctors who grew up as farmers and eventually rejected the foods of their youth — to everyday people beset by ailments brought on by fat and processed food. What “Forks” barges into, and other health-advocacy films haven’t, is the political clout behind keeping Americans unhealthy. Fulkerson not only addresses this but talks to those responsible, who generally don’t make such a good case — and don’t look too healthy, either.

Forks Over Knives

Docu

Production: A Monica Beach Media presentation. Produced by John Corry. Executive producer, Brian Wendel. Co-producer, Allison Boon. Directed, written by Lee Fulkerson.

Crew: Camera (color), John Orfanopoulos, Richard Chamberlin; editors, Orfanopoulos, Brian Crance, Michael Fahey; music, Ramon Balcazar. Reviewed on DVD, New York, May 2, 2011. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: With: T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., Joey Acoin, Bill Maher, Michelle Obama. Narrator: Lee Fulkerson.

More Film

  • Berlin Market: Korea's 'Monstrum' Picked up

    Berlin Film Market: Korea's 'Monstrum' Picked up by Finecut

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • Damsel Sundance Film Festival

    Sundance Film Review: 'Damsel'

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • 'Get Out,' 'Dunkirk' Back In Theaters

    'Get Out,' 'Dunkirk' to Return to Movie Theaters Following Oscar Nominations

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • Sundance Film Festival Placeholder

    A&E, Sundance Institute Partner on Documentary Film Grants (EXCLUSIVE)

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • Anne Hathaway Live Fast Die Hot

    Anne Hathaway's 'Barbie' Moved Back Two Years to 2020

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • Who is Sufjan Stevens? Oscars Introduce

    Who Is Oscar Best Song Nominee Sufjan Stevens, Beloved by Indie-Rock Fans and Music Supervisors?

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

  • Bellucci, Belmondo Announced As Lumière Award

    Monica Bellucci, Jean-Paul Belmondo Announced as Guests of Honor at France's Lumière Awards

    One of the more convincing, radical and politically volatile docus to come out of the burgeoning good-food genre, “Forks Over Knives” advocates quite convincingly for the adoption of a plant-based diet, the intent being the eradication of the diabetes, obesity and hypertension afflicting an increasing number of Americans. Pic’s advocacy for produce and against meat […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content