Celsius 41.11 Reviews

Robert Koehler
Variety
Top Critic
October 29, 2004

As a return volley to Moore's cinema, Celsius shares Moore's blatant agit-prop but none of his humor or entertainment sense.

Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
Top Critic
October 27, 2004

Celsius 41.11 is so bad it's almost like performance art, or those cheap records from the '60s, where the Chipmunks sing the Beatles' greatest hits.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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October 26, 2004

The even faintly informed will see only a cut-rate vision of flabby white men defending their own bloodthirsty opportunism.

Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
Top Critic
October 22, 2004

There's really nothing more here than you can find watching dreadful political advertisements and dreadful political talk shows.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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October 22, 2004

It's not that Moore's film doesn't deserve an argument. But it does deserve a more thoughtful one.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
October 22, 2004

There is little new in this mostly dry and humorless defense of President Bush, which adds a little heat but not a whole lot of light to the political debate.

| Original Score: 2/4
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

There are some very thought-provoking points, and the movie deserves a balanced listening-to.

Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

Like Moore's film, Celsius hits too many topics with too broad a brush, resulting in yet another contribution to this campaign season's spin cycle of rhetoric.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

Like its cinematically superior inspiration, Celsius 41.11 isn't going to change many minds.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

The new documentary film Celsius 41.11 represents another unconvincing effort on the part of conservatives to mount a viable critique of Michael Moore.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

As a film exercise, Celsius 41.11 is routine.

Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
October 21, 2004

Chetwynd and company at least attempt to score their points honestly, avoiding the spurious or ad hominem attacks of those for whom many little lies somehow constitute fair play in November's battle against the Big Red One.