Fahrenheit 9/11 Reviews
As I generally say with all of my reviews for Moore's films, even though he has a major bias that he has no qualms about presenting, and even though he slants thigns to fit his agenda, you have to give him credit for doing his homework. His films are well researched, thought out, and made with ltos of care. He's not a reckless expose artist.
If anyhting, this will get people talking, thinking, and maybe inspired in some way (still).
Very funny. I'm not really into this stuff but this dude did a pretty good job with his material.
A courageous film! Great interviews and the DVD extras is a treat.
This is the real 'Matrix' and Michael Moore is 'Neo'.
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Documentarian filmmaker and political gadfly Michael Moore strikes once again this time in his take on the dubious Bush Administration and the machinations since 9/11 involving the quagmire of the Iraq War with some eye-widening moments of jaw-dropping incredulity that never fails to wake the viewer up with some truly startling media footage and just how bamboozled USA has become with politics, glad-handing and general crookedness that will turn even the most jaded non-political person promptly to their senses as the chicanery unfolds in at-times brilliantly funny and smartly edited (kudos to co-producer/editor Kurt Engfehr, Chris Seward and Todd Woody Richman) depictions of just how far one can blindly accept how things have become. A must see.
Definatly, worth watching, although if you're an avid Republican, probably best avoid. One of the better documentaries on the circumstances around the 9/11 attacks and Iraq.
Recomendation: If you did enjoy this, check out Taxi To The Dark Side
This is the guy that brought the documentary feature into the main stream once again and made a splash doing it.
I recommend you see it even if you don't agree with the mans politics. He knows how to make a fluid flick.
Though I haven't seen it since it was in theatres - now that the Bush "legacy" is completely established, I wouldn't mind re-evaluating it - I remember thinking that he exploited too many loose connections and popular opnions (not to mention sentimentality). Unfortunately, to make a point like the one he was trying to make in this film - which I still don't think I've quite identified - he needs to back it up with a little more substance... though if his point was simply a combination of "Bush is an idiot" and "The Iraq War sucks", well, he succeeded there, but that's not exactly something most people couldn't construe from the newspaper most mornings... as entertaining as the rest of his work, but not as intellectually engaging, which makes it sort of ironic that this garnered him the Palme d'Or. Then again, generalities about America would be more likely to appeal to people who don't live there.
I like Moore, but I always try to take him with a grain of salt... and for this over-emotional, even if reasonable - but not adequately substantiated in the film! - culmination of his anger with Bush, I had the sense that I might need a couple kilos.