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Fahrenheit 9/11
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by Alexandre Paquin

"Mr. Moore Goes to Washington"
3 stars

One has to lament the fact that Michael Moore, by shamelessly wrapping himself in the mantle of liberal ideology, will always enjoy the support of people who share his views no matter how mediocre his output is while receiving flak from his opponents no matter how much of what he denounces is true. Constructive, or at least not ideologically motivated, criticism, has dwindled to a trickle -- and Moore, who already believes his reputation to be ironclad, is only bound to become worse at his craft as the accolades and insults continue pouring in from the usual quarters. His decision to quickly score a few points at the expense of his long-term relevance, though, seems to have been made consciously, following the example of film director Frank Capra more than sixty years ago.

The late Alistair Cooke once said that Capra's films took a turn for the worse when the director started paying attention to themes instead of people; this shift gave birth to what is now called Capra-corn -- simple-minded populism triumphing against overwhelming odds. The faults of this mentality are easily explained by analyzing the ending of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, my favourite Capra film in spite of its shortcomings. For Senator Smith to be cleared of the charges of corruption against him, the other senator from his state must confess that he had played a significant role in the framing of Smith. Going against character, that second senator reveals everything, thus proving Smith innocent. However, the likelihood that this turn of events would become widely known and have any impact in their state, where the media and public officials at all levels are controlled by the mobster who orchestrated the entire scheme, is practically nil. Capra, of course, never got to that point, and even with its upbeat ending Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was denounced for apparently providing totalitarian regimes with further arguments against democracy.

Times have changed since 1939, but there are more than a few people, usually from the right-wing fringe of the political spectrum, who level such a charge against Moore today, and beneath the documentarian's bitter sarcasm (something Capra never displayed) lies a certain idealism bordering on naïveté that is reminiscent of the thirties director's. Moore knows that something is wrong, that the causes of that wrong are deeply institutionalized, but remains convinced that the situation can somehow be set to rights, even if the somehow he suggests is obvious, superficial, short-sighted, or misleading. It is difficult to expect otherwise from Moore, who is essentially a muckraker, not a scholar or someone with a particularly keen desire to acquire a deeper understanding of a situation. This might explain why he never showed particular skill as a writer; Stupid White Men and Dude, Where's My Country?, bestsellers though they were, are thematically stitched together with all the grace expected of an intoxicated surgeon. Moore's particular talent is as a collator of already existing material, using his persona as the glue holding the various pieces together. Thus there is only one hero in the documentaries of Michael Moore, and it is Moore himself; he never had much to do with other people except to validate his own causes (two Columbine massacre survivors in Bowling for Columbine, or the mother of a dead soldier in Fahrenheit 9/11) or to stand in as representatives of ideologies or positions he happens to dislike. It was Moore versus General Motors CEO Roger Smith in Roger & Me; it was Moore versus Charlton Heston in Bowling for Columbine; and it is Moore versus U.S. President George W. Bush and his administration in Fahrenheit 9/11.

Made strictly to remind the Average American (whom the director has spent his career trying to embody) that Bush needs to be kicked out of the White House next November 2, Fahrenheit 9/11 is a relatively witty but ultimately inchoate hatchet job made by a director who never demonstrated any interest in mastering the art of subtlety. Moore feels the need to highlight all the points he makes, underline them, then draw circles around them with a red pen, and finally add a few arrows where just a little finesse would have sufficed. Too much insistence on something, no matter how important it is, or lingering on peccadilloes (so what if Bush plays too much golf?), often gives the impression that one defends a weak case; had it not been for Bush's comments on camera it would have been easy to dismiss the documentary as politically motivated propaganda that grows more unbelievable by the minute. The film's other problem is that its creator, apparently unable to decide which aspect of George W. Bush's presidency deserved more attention, resorted to including a bit of everything, from the threadbare (Bush stole the election!) to the irrelevant (whether the September 11 attacks could have been prevented). In the end, there is too much time spent on unnecessary asides, from the links between the Bush family and Saudi Arabia to the necessity of protecting the wilderness of Oregon against terrorist attacks, to fully explore what needed more scrutiny.

Moore, of course, offers no new perspective on, or insight into, any of the subjects he tackles, but, ever the dilettante with an attitude, he marches on. There were more anti-war arguments to be found in the average episode of M*A*S*H and more effective criticism of the Patriot Act, and of an administration that religiously adheres to Barry Goldwater's adage that moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue and extremism in the defense of freedom no vice, in Benjamin Franklin's remark that those who would give up liberty for temporary security deserve neither, but Moore does not know or does not care. Instead, the documentarian chooses to portray Baghdad before the beginning of hostilities as a Gay Paris-on-the-Tigris where children fly kites and citizens gather on café terraces to discuss (anything but politics, I'd wager), and the American troops as either poor, harmless kids uprooted from their homes or as young adults with an excess of testosterone who figure out that it's all like in a video game, but more real, yeah, sort of.

The film, however, is not without merit. Moore splendidly demonstrates (though probably unwittingly) how the current terrorism alert colour codes are in many ways reminiscent of the glorious fifties, when educational films instructed schoolchildren to hide under their desks should the Russians decide to drop a few hydrogen bombs on Suburbia, U.S.A. He also shows (again probably accidentally) how the perception of war has changed over the last hundred years. Much has been said about Moore's foolish and manipulative attempt to convince congressmen to enlist their children for service in Iraq, but even though these congressmen can obviously not force their offspring to serve in the military, they were not particularly eager to even try to instill some sense of duty into them. Instead, military authorities know that the bulk of the cannon fodder will be made up of financially disadvantaged young men and women who have no other option to rise out of poverty -- people who, Moore points out, have the least to win by helping maintain the present system.

This is in stark contrast with western European countries and their colonies circa 1914, where a sense of duty, mixed with the excitement promised by a conflict that drastically departed from the drudgery of daily life, struck a chord mostly with the scions of the elite who had been weaned on Rupert Brooke and other romantic writers and figured that no matter how bad the war would turn out to be, it would all be a summertime picnic that would be over before the first snowfall. The picnic lasted longer than expected and dulce et decorum est pro patria mori promptly went out of style, but the damage had been done; every university displays a lengthy list of students (and faculty) who died in the war. Even sons of political leaders were not spared; in Great Britain, Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and Labour leader Arthur Henderson both lost a son; Conservative leader Andrew Bonar law lost two. The romantic enthusiasm of war all but disappeared, and was supplanted by a desire for world peace whose prominence in diplomatic circles for most of the two following decades ultimately proved lethal. The United States realized the futility of isolationism after the Japanese attack on Hawaii December 1941, more than two years after the United Kingdom and France had declared war on Germany, embraced interventionism and has applied it ever since, always in the name of the containment of Communism (including on domestic soil) and, now, terrorism.

Last June 2, George W. Bush said in a speech to Air Force Academy graduates that "like the Second World War, our present conflict began with a ruthless surprise attack on the United States. We will not forget that treachery and we will accept nothing less than victory over the enemy." This excerpt encapsulates everything the rest of the world hates about the United States -- the Americans' Pearl Harbor-esque ignorance of everything that falls outside their borders, their complete unwillingness to climb out of that ignorance, and a bellicose approach to foreign affairs based on that obfuscated and unenlightened perspective; the election of Bush is an aftermath of these, not their origin. These attitudes just happened to serve Dubya very well; there is, of course, no link whatsoever between the September 11 attacks and Saddam Hussein, but Bush and his administration trudge on in Iraq, likely until Colin Powell-certified watertight evidence against Syria, North Korea or Old Reliable Fidel is uncovered. Fahrenheit 9/11 makes this case to a certain extent, but Moore fatally cripples his credibility by deliberately failing to mention some of the countries that joined the so-called "Coalition of the Willing": the United Kingdom (motivated perhaps by something as antiquated as the position of the sun, but involved nonetheless), Australia, Italy, or Japan, for instance.

This selective approach demonstrates more than anything else that the documentarian makes no attempt to elevate the level of public discourse, content as he is to wallow in the mud, probably because that is where most American voters are to be found but also possibly because he would be incapable of elevating himself even if that became his primary objective. Sarcastic though it is, Fahrenheit 9/11 has nothing to offer to the artistically or even to the politically inclined. Art has emerged from material once intended as propaganda -- Triumph of the Will, for example -- but Fahrenheit 9/11 has no clearly defined focal point and is unlikely to have the long-term appeal of Roger & Me or Bowling for Columbine because its only purpose is not to reflect on the fabric of American society but to get rid of a President. Once the deed is done, or even if George W. Bush is re-elected, Fahrenheit 9/11 will lose its relevance. But it is still a long way from November, and the film has already broken Bowling for Columbine's record for the highest grosses for a documentary. By the time Fahrenheit 9/11's appeal winds down, the interested parties -- including the Weinsteins, who now shamelessly set themselves up as saviours of the First Amendment because they, unlike the Walt Disney Company, had the business acumen to realize that any attempt to censor Moore would be a futile endeavour and remembered that HarperCollins's attempt to kill off, then privish, Moore's book Stupid White Men had notoriously backfired -- will have made money by the bushel.

Fahrenheit 9/11 loses most of its poignancy outside its home turf, yet opening-night screenings in Montreal were sold out. It is to be believed that the Moore documentary's appeal in Canada -- and presumably in the rest of the world -- is quite similar to the kibitzer's morbid interest in watching the house of a particularly obnoxious neighbour burn down while hoping the wind will not change its course.

But that's to be expected when the neighbour in question had the unfortunate tendency of playing with matches, and that nobody did anything to take them away.

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originally posted: 06/30/04 00:49:07
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User Comments

6/05/10 User Name Moore doesn't give any new information,but he presents it with humor, and a sense of change 4 stars
5/03/10 PAUL SHORTT ONE-SIDED CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM 3 stars
1/08/10 Dane Youssef The GW is going to destroy the US. Impeachment. Scandal. Lies. Who else but Michael Moore? 5 stars
9/02/08 Shaun Wallner This ones ok. 3 stars
4/28/08 jesus wow that pet goat scene is a spot blower... great research 5 stars
12/16/07 Jason Fat Boy Moore forgot to take peak oil into account. Chopped pinko crap. 1 stars
2/12/07 johnnyfog Pretty poor, actually. Too opinionated, although Iraq segments are good 3 stars
1/08/07 CJBlalock Should be required viewing for all Americans. 5 stars
1/06/07 AJ Muller Maybe the editing didn't play fair, but there's no lies; that's more than Repubs. can say. 5 stars
12/21/06 David Pollastrini Liberal trash 1 stars
5/21/06 Diane P really really good and eye opening 5 stars
5/04/06 Vickie Taylor very,very, very,very,very good 5 stars
3/18/06 MP Bartley Propaganda, yes, but damn if we don't need it. And idiots still voted Bush in. Sigh..... 4 stars
11/02/05 Michael Extreme Propanda ... emotional ... but loaded with lies. 1 stars
9/23/05 the grinch only dumb ass extremists like this movie,bush won the election get over it,hehe 1 stars
9/14/05 Jonathon Holmes way more truthful than those assholes O' Reilly, Hannity, and Limbaugh will ever be with us 4 stars
9/04/05 Die Bush Too many people are afraid of the truth, assassinate Bush now for the good of us all 4 stars
8/18/05 ES I'll take half of this as true and half as bull, equal to what the right wing would give us 4 stars
6/15/05 Let Freedom Shine Moore is like communists,only good at propaganda,if you wanna get deceived,see it 1 stars
6/08/05 Agent Sands Sorry, but the Bush administration deserves the entire 2 hours of this. 5 stars
6/07/05 Darcy fascinating like a tabloid 4 stars
5/27/05 Quigley have yet to see it, but probably a bunch of political lies and pure michael moore bullcrap 1 stars
4/15/05 Carol Conway You gotta see it! 5 stars
3/14/05 Adam Though Im a left leaning IP member against Bush, U must do ur own research. Moore=Left Bush 2 stars
3/01/05 CanDance Walker This is worse than total crap! 1 stars
2/28/05 --- started good, 2nd act too sensationalistic though 3 stars
2/26/05 Charlene Javier The truth hurts. 4 stars
2/25/05 Darlene Wright Biased 3 stars
2/25/05 James Kiang Though somewhat thought provoking, this was a one-sided argument that offered no solutions. 3 stars
2/21/05 Captain Craig If only half the points in this film are valid, this is the scariest movie ever 5 stars
2/20/05 Ahnold Right or wrong, Moore has the guts to question, and not lap up gov't press releases 5 stars
1/29/05 Carl Gorney Nice job...but it's sad you have to pay money to see stuff you should see on the news. 4 stars
1/27/05 Charlie It's true! Bush is a stupid idiot and red-neck! 5 stars
1/08/05 Another Stupid Hillbilly I totaly agree with teh people who didnt like this movie 1 stars
12/26/04 mjoc Propaganda and lies! Michael Moore is an embarrassment. 1 stars
12/24/04 green gremlin Dubya makes us feel nostalgic for Tricky Dicky !!! 5 stars
11/22/04 Daveman Powerful, but with a big fat paycheck from the Weinsteins, Moore needn't bash capitalism 4 stars
11/10/04 John Aster Habig only violent greedy idiots vote for violent greedy idiots 5 stars
11/08/04 shawn bush is retard and this movie just points it out to everyone that doesn't already know. 5 stars
11/06/04 Big John Moore is such a slob, goes to show 1 stars
10/23/04 Silent Watcher A Moore fan. Not a Bush fan. But, not a fan of this heavy-handed and often inaccurate work. 2 stars
10/23/04 Mephisto Moore Propaganda from an extreme liberal moron 1 stars
10/23/04 ODH Horrible, exploiting a terrible event. Bush and the terrorists caused 9/11? Yea, OK!!! 1 stars
10/21/04 T there is an obvious agenda here, is it so wrong to see someone else's take on recent events 5 stars
10/17/04 curtis There is now possible way to explain away the Bush empire and the Saudi Links. 5 stars
10/13/04 Monster W. Kung Very disappointing. BFC was great, this is not. 2 stars
10/10/04 The Talking Elbow I'm a republican who's voting for Kerry, the movie makes a valid argument 5 stars
9/25/04 Bill O'Reilly BLOWS ME Anyone who hates the war-avoiding, DUI-receiving Bush is OKAY in my book 5 stars
9/10/04 jeff i wonder how the rednecks would react to this!!! 4 stars
9/09/04 John Aster Habig Get it on DVD October 5th along with Saved! 5 stars
9/02/04 Craig This film should be required viewing for all Americans. 5 stars
8/29/04 Gray simplistic movie for the simple minded 1 stars
8/29/04 Tam Captivating polemic, a stern warning to the pro-Bush camp 5 stars
8/27/04 John Looks like Josef Goebbels made a movie about the attacks on 9/11 1 stars
8/27/04 K Man this movie is for commies 1 stars
8/26/04 Maureen McDevitt Not as much "fun" as some of his other films... 4 stars
8/22/04 Snickerdoodle Really powerful stuff, Michael Moore kicks butt! 5 stars
8/17/04 Anthony G 2 words -pure genius 5 stars
8/16/04 John well made and thought provoking - no wonder neocons are in a panic over this film 5 stars
8/14/04 Peter James Moore is proving to be one of the best documentary directors ever 5 stars
8/13/04 John Aster Habig this movie will make you cry you can't hide the truth when you look into the light 5 stars
8/11/04 Margaret So manipulative that it lacks all credibility. Moore's daughter should be embarrassed. 1 stars
8/10/04 Gray If a burgler wa shot moore would not say he was a burgler only that he was shot 1 stars
8/09/04 kass d too long and bored me by the end 3 stars
8/09/04 shenandoah walraven excellent film/ worth watching again, and again 5 stars
8/09/04 kyotomatt 59 comfirmed lies in the movie. Riefenstahl anyone? Let Bush be Jesse Owens then. 1 stars
8/04/04 Snickerdoodle One of the most powerful movies I've ever seen, Michael Moore kicks ass!!! 5 stars
8/02/04 Anthony G moore is a genius 5 stars
8/02/04 ownerofdajoint MOORE IS A GENIUS WITH THE EDITS..THE PET GOAT SCENE IS A DISASTER FOR BUSH 5 stars
8/02/04 John Aster Habig this movie will make you cry you can't hide the truth when you look into the light 5 stars
7/31/04 Ruth Benson A masterpiece 5 stars
7/31/04 DM Definitely more of a "documentary" than Moore's previous films, but not as well-made 4 stars
7/31/04 iambubby Even if they edited out every editorial comment, facts are facts 5 stars
7/31/04 its sad to see how a manipulative filmmaker can manipulate weak minds LET FREEDOM RING 1 stars
7/30/04 KR A few distortions and a lot of opinion, but also a lot of facts. 4 stars
7/29/04 Nick Brilliant 5 stars
7/28/04 BrianWilly There is no reason why everyone should not see this movie. 5 stars
7/27/04 Gray crude yes reality no 1 stars
7/26/04 Matias. Well guys, at last someone stepped up and showed the crude political reality.. 5 stars
7/25/04 Melissa Horrible propaganda, showing Iraq as peaceful b/f US came...yeah right 1 stars
7/24/04 jim Americans need help, so please take it 5 stars
7/24/04 Chris A real eye opener and very entertaining 5 stars
7/24/04 David Caldwell Extremely biased, but what is wrong with that? certainly thought provoking 5 stars
7/23/04 matthew Smith essential viewing and a real eye opener 5 stars
7/22/04 g "is no one offend Moore has called white people lazy? 1 stars
7/20/04 John Who plays the bluegrass banjo? 4 stars
7/20/04 arctic Jester Moore isn't objective but neither is King Bush. 5 stars
7/19/04 Jessica Gill Definitely one to go-see. Thought the second half dragged a little though. 4 stars
7/19/04 LET FREEDOM RING terrorists LOVE this movie,too bad some idiots here do too 1 stars
7/18/04 Clinton most Manipulative film since triumph of the will 1 stars
7/18/04 Daveman If the influence of this film will go towards removing Bush from office then it gets my vot 5 stars
7/18/04 Paul Stubbs The most moving documentary I`ve ever seen. 5 stars
7/17/04 john bale Manipulative opionated yet funny moving distrubing raises serious doubts about Bush & Iraq 4 stars
7/17/04 Nobody Only moore couldassemble such lies, exaggerations and propaganda and call it a documentary. 1 stars
7/17/04 G Hawkeye has the right idea and so does legend 1 stars
7/17/04 Hawkeye Ignore the reviews and the political hype- just go see it and form your own opinion. 5 stars
7/17/04 legend For some reason people think this is a documentary when it's really an Op-Ed piece. 3 stars
7/16/04 Gray go rent osama instead 1 stars
7/15/04 John Donn Scary to see what a right wing dictatorship looks like 5 stars
7/14/04 crystal damn liberals. 4 stars
7/13/04 George Jung One of Moore's worst movies. But come on, that shit was entertaining! 4 stars
7/13/04 Richard Nixon I'll vouch for Bush. This movie sucks. Trust me 1 stars
7/13/04 Simon Khalil Anyone who likes Bush after seeing this deserves him as a president 5 stars
7/12/04 Catherine Made me stop hand think. 4 stars
7/12/04 joe diaz moore trys to brainwash viewers to believe everything he says 1 stars
7/12/04 Miriam I was a little disappointed in the content. 3 stars
7/12/04 Tony Johnsen Excellent Movie, unlike "Depantsing of the Christ", this movie is based on facts 5 stars
7/11/04 A. DERALICT This movie is a waste of money . 1 stars
7/10/04 MF Highly effective 5 stars
7/10/04 neocon tendentious schlock for IQs 65 and under 1 stars
7/10/04 Eugene McGovern Moore's dishonesty wrecks any credibility he once had 1 stars
7/10/04 Uncle Phucker Only enjoyed by Republican males?? Strange comment war. Some bullshit all intriging. 4 stars
7/10/04 paul I've never left a movie angrier 5 stars
7/08/04 m1478 Moore goes over the top on a few things, but a lot is eye opening 5 stars
7/08/04 Suzz Excellent film exposing those who prey upon us all 5 stars
7/08/04 war could only be enjoyed by Hetero WASP Republican Males :) 1 stars
7/08/04 The Grinch I'd rather be a moron than a Mooreon, james. 2 stars
7/08/04 Alan A collection of illusions bordering on delusion. 3 stars
7/08/04 S.f. Awesome. 5 stars
7/07/04 Jean faut pas capoter avec ça, Keep your panties on leftists, it's bull 2 stars
7/07/04 jesus when will morons pull your heads out of your asses and realise the obvious? 5 stars
7/07/04 varyouga Too conservative. Focuses to much on Bush and not on the big picture. But it's a start. 4 stars
7/07/04 Yunker If u buy into it's message, your an idiot. 1 stars
7/07/04 elizaveta Excellent work - the situations all but speak for themselves. 5 stars
7/06/04 M MooRe fuck you james you fucking fanboy 1 stars
7/06/04 Kristina Now THAT's a summer movie. 5 stars
7/06/04 james propaganda? you my friend, are a fucking moron. 5 stars
7/06/04 Smitty I hate Bush but this movie is a self-serving piece of crap - propoganda, not documementary 1 stars
7/06/04 colleen hilarious 5 stars
7/05/04 Eric Harker Extremely powerful, moments of humor, then moments of tears 5 stars
7/05/04 tyger,tyger Important, meaningful, thought provoking 5 stars
7/05/04 Talonsoft the constitution: how i miss you. Great film 5 stars
7/04/04 Ahnold Anyone who wishes to get an idea of how Presidents operate (mostly republicans) should see 5 stars
7/04/04 Heather Great movie, a definite must see 5 stars
7/04/04 Jeff Semlow I thought it was powerful, but Moore's methods were questionable. 4 stars
7/04/04 Bush sucks — but Moore is worse. I hope Bush loses, but Moore just helps the republicans. What ridiculous, sloppy propaganda 1 stars
7/04/04 your worst goddamn nightmare Ok, Bush is an idiot, I get it!!! :-] 4 stars
7/03/04 rocky@volcanomail.com arguments that try to discredit this film's footage have been disingenuous and weak B.S 5 stars
7/03/04 David Greene Should be seen by all 4 stars
7/03/04 Dan The film had plenty of act Bush footage thatMoore didn't create. How is that propaganda? 4 stars
7/03/04 nixon if you dont like this, then you are a republican fuck head cunt bastard and you need to die 5 stars
7/02/04 alien assassin If you think this sucks, get your head out of your ass and face reality !!! Bush must go !! 5 stars
7/02/04 Willphul Inphrinj The adience response is the best part. Great work. A few flaws. 5 stars
7/02/04 iber go see it yourself! 5 stars
7/02/04 The Dude Bush is a piece of shit. The toilet will be flushed in November. 5 stars
7/02/04 Darren Shea An emotionally powerful film. None of the morons attacking it have even seen it. 5 stars
7/02/04 R. J. Vacendak This film has been totally discredited. 1 stars
7/02/04 John This movie stinks like shiiiiiit. Full of lies. Terrorists will love this movie. 1 stars
7/02/04 jcjs excellent, even humorous gathering of information and pics 4 stars
7/01/04 Glenda Interian One person's all-consuming, obsessed, personal socio-political opinion 2 stars
7/01/04 LET FREEDOM RING fuck more for making our troops look like killers,this is NOT a documentary 1 stars
7/01/04 LET FREEDOM RING terrorists love this movie i heard,wake up!the real enemy is bin laden!! 1 stars
7/01/04 Gray I hate BUsh and Moore 1 stars
7/01/04 Louise Tuffin I loved the movie and I think it should be required viewing for all "blindly faithful right 5 stars
7/01/04 Marcus Michael Moore for President!!!! Dubya Bush for 20 to life in prison!!!! 5 stars
7/01/04 Emperor's New Clothes? Nope. Just a Fat, Ugly, Naked, Guy. Lol, clearly no one can rate this movie without getting political, I'll say BOO YA DUBYA 5 stars
7/01/04 nh Damn Bush is stupid. 5 stars
7/01/04 carrie nae Bush supporters are ignorant!!1 5 stars
7/01/04 Christian Wright Yer all goin' to hell fer watchin' this!!! 1 stars
6/30/04 Terriann Bring out into Mainstream America 5 stars
6/30/04 Daniel Casselberry I loved it! 5 stars
6/30/04 Cody Barthuly This is just another propaganda movie for kerry 1 stars
6/30/04 too-much-coffee mistress a review of Paquin's review. Very wordy, without actually saying much. Excellent movie. 5 stars
6/30/04 ben baity An indictment of the whole system. 5 stars
6/30/04 Richard Deal It's too bad one has to pay to go to a movie to get the truth while Fox et al spew their li 5 stars
6/29/04 The More You Know B4C wuz better 5 stars
6/29/04 Grant Thank god someone told the truth! 5 stars
6/29/04 Joan Donahue a movie to see with the whole family 5 stars
6/29/04 Brigitte Hayes From funny to heart-breaking 5 stars
6/29/04 Robert Hannan I laughed, I cried. I got really P.O'd. 5 stars
6/29/04 WarrenG Sweet. Visit Website for more details on some of the controversial parts 5 stars
6/29/04 Fran Ternus provocative, persuasive and very well done 5 stars
6/29/04 Laura Wilkerson An Amazing Experience 5 stars
6/29/04 Stephen Starr The Neo-Cons seem desperate to stop this film. FYI, the fact checking was extensive. 5 stars
6/29/04 Patrick Naylor Overdone and slanted, sure--but contains some heart-stopping truths that we should all know 5 stars
6/29/04 Matt Neo-Cons shit themselves after the truth was exposed. Good job Mike! 5 stars
6/29/04 Ken Follett EVERYONE and ANYONE who loves this country MUST see this film. 5 stars
6/29/04 Lisai To-the-core-brutal wake up call to Americans. 5 stars
6/29/04 George Silva Awsome is an understatement. 5 stars
6/29/04 Jamie Excellent! It has thrown the "right" people into a panic! 5 stars
6/29/04 Bruce This movie is pure propaganda. Nothing but half truthes, distortions and outright lies. 1 stars
6/29/04 marc Mass awareness - of the debacle that is this country's administration - may become reality. 5 stars
6/29/04 craig great film 5 stars
6/29/04 bullit16 Infuriating. Get out and vote and get this evil administration out of power 5 stars
6/29/04 pat and tom Remarkable and important film. Every US citizen should see it. 5 stars
6/29/04 marta it really delivers on the stolen election & the cabal running the country for fat profits 5 stars
6/28/04 Joseph Karnes Moore is a true patriot! 5 stars
6/28/04 John insightful well made and raises some imprtant questions! 5 stars
6/28/04 joe mahan fantastic and important movie. much better than the usual mindless special effects films 5 stars
6/28/04 Craig Typical, dissing a movie without seeing a second of it. For shame. 5 stars
6/28/04 Betsy Pure propaganda, a very selectively edited rant, so far from a documentary it is trivial 1 stars
6/28/04 Jennifer Powerful and Important 5 stars
6/28/04 Heather Great movie 5 stars
6/28/04 Alfred N Godinez Finally! Someone exposing what the masses insisted on ignoring!Thank You, Mike Moore!! 5 stars
6/28/04 ZenCow Will have you lauhging your ass at Bush and his unholy neocon administration. 5 stars
6/28/04 james the most important peice of art to ever be created 5 stars
6/28/04 strider3700 please americans, see the movie and vote this time he's good for noone 5 stars
6/27/04 chicodude Great flick, down with Bush and his people 5 stars
6/27/04 whatevr I personaly liked Bowling better, but this is still good 5 stars
6/27/04 roberta watson This Republican will vote against bush...sometimes the TRUTH Hurts..thank you Mr. Moore 5 stars
6/27/04 Desperado Anyone who says this movie is all crap, is just the stpid ignorant person Bush wants to... 5 stars
6/27/04 David The number ONE film in america and for good reason. Lets Send Bush Back to Crawford 5 stars
6/27/04 Titus Not as good as Columbine, but something everyone should see. 4 stars
6/27/04 Sean Nothing but one persons opinion/agenda. 1 stars
6/27/04 Olga The world should see this film...our future is at stake. 5 stars
6/27/04 colleen i never knew george bush was such a comedian 5 stars
6/27/04 Uncle Phucker Moore is a master of manipulation. We must'nt forget to form our own opinions though. 5 stars
6/27/04 Mike Cecconi A cinematic punch to the heart. 5 stars
6/27/04 Cobra Commander Great Fuckin movie... too bad I feel all pissed off about the way things are now... 5 stars
6/27/04 what now? well executed eye-opener, but don't get ahead of yourself, it's clearly one sided 4 stars
6/26/04 Colleen Callaghan Fantastic! EVERYONE should watch this movie, it should be a mandatory school field trip!!!! 5 stars
6/26/04 Jim Anyone who sees this and still votes for Dubya is a moron ... 5 stars
6/26/04 Vicious A damning, flawless argument against bush and his scum in cinema form. 5 stars
6/26/04 bush stinks hope it gets rid of that bum 5 stars
6/26/04 Heather It's the most pro-American movie you will see this year 5 stars
6/26/04 kuma important 5 stars
6/26/04 phil in usualy moore tradition, very one sided. 1 stars
6/26/04 ajay one of the most important films I've seen. 5 stars
6/26/04 maxomai A sobering documentary, and a powerful anti-war film. 5 stars
6/25/04 Edler Why is this political creature on the HBS? What is next? Nova, 60 minutes, Hannity's show? 2 stars
6/25/04 lindy03 Awesome! 5 stars
6/25/04 alexis basch best movie i've seen 5 stars
6/25/04 horny guy amazing. how does he do it 5 stars
6/25/04 Wildcarde1 undeniably amazing. Anyone who hates this has obviously not seen it 5 stars
6/25/04 me fat bastard strikes again 1 stars
6/25/04 Simon Khalil Great movie must see for all people for Bush... or Against Bush... 5 stars
6/25/04 Thomas Pacheco Moore is the man I don't think this man could make a bad movie 5 stars
6/25/04 Louis I haven't even seen this yet, but I know it's gonna rule! 5 stars
6/25/04 Emily To LET EMPIRE RING: Has terrorism been dealt with? We should alert the terrorists! 5 stars
6/25/04 Bush Sucks One of the most important movies you will see this year 5 stars
6/25/04 Stephen Spielborg Better than anything I ever made. 5 stars
6/24/04 Gray biased film with good intentions 3 stars
6/24/04 Kevin Makes you want to go straight to the White House and punch everyone in the gut. 5 stars
6/24/04 Deckard Smarter than I thought it would be. Starts a conversation that is long overdue. 5 stars
6/24/04 thejames Beautiful film. Why does the USA have so many morons in it? 5 stars
6/23/04 maxomai Amazingly, people are giving this film bad reviews before they ever even see it. 5 stars
6/23/04 Betsy I had hopes, but Moore turns out to be a tool. This is pure twit propaganda. 1 stars
6/23/04 Ben Williams Nothing more than a springboard for Moore's biased political agenda. 2 stars
6/20/04 Dan-O Rameriez saw a preview and was stunned ... if Bush wins in November, I am moving back to Ibeza 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  23-Jun-2004 (R)
  DVD: 05-Oct-2004

UK
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Australia
  29-Jul-2004


Directed by
  Michael Moore

Written by
  Michael Moore

Cast
  Michael Moore
  George W. Bush



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