Canadian Bacon (1995)
Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 12
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In Michael Moore's political satire, the U.S. president (Alan Alda) decides to wage a cold war against Canada in an attempt to reverse his slipping popularity, and, as a result, he drives a small group of incensed Canadians to take matters into their own hands. Alda is the first president in years not to lead his country into war, which naturally means that his approval rating is dangerously low. The sure-fire way to boost his popularity is to start a war and demonstrate American superiority.
Sep 22, 1995 Wide
May 22, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
President of the Uni...
Sheriff Bud Boomer
Gen. Dick Panzer
Kevin J. O'Connor
Edwin S. Simon
Canadian Prime Minis...
Highway Patrolman (u...
Secretary of State
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The best thing you can say about this scattershot political satire is that the late John Candy's next-to-last picture is relatively funnier and less depressing than his valedictory Wagons East.
Moore's agit-prop is mildly amusing, but far too preachy to hold water.
Moore's only non-docu is a misfire, a diffuse, unfunny political satire that only John Candy's most avid fans might enjoy.
Falls entirely short of its potential
Let's leave the poking fun at Canadians to those who do it best - Canadians.
A funny, underrated little gem that doesn't say much for Michael Moore as a fictional director, but does showcase his talents as a writer. The last decent John Candy film.
A dreadful waste of top talent.
Audience Reviews for Canadian Bacon
- Sheriff Bud Boomer: There's not a locked door in the whole country.
- President of the United States: Release Honey pronto, or we'll level Toronto!
- Gus: These Canadians suffer from a serious inferiority complex. That's why they built this: The Canadian National Tower! World's largest free-standing structure!
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