Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising) (2008)
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Opinionated documentary filmmaker Michael Moore takes an up-close look at the political leanings of college students in George W. Bush-era America with this effort shot during Moore's 60-city college campus tour in the months leading up to the 2004 election. The first feature-length film by a major director to make it's official premiere for free on the internet, Slacker Uprising finds Moore giving up any hope for making a profit on the film (which was budgeted at $2 million) in favor of getting
Sep 23, 2008 Wide
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Slacker Uprising leaves a hollow feeling, in contrast to the determinedly upbeat self-congratulatory message.
Moore's studentmobilization drive now looks prescient, but he should have kept this piece of wallpaper agitprop on the shelf.
...this repetitious and self-indulgent hodgepodge comes across as a nostalgia-drenched vanity project, with far too much footage of various celebs at assorted gatherings introing Moore as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Captain Mike Across America is a shameless act of self-promotion even for a shameless self-promoter like Moore.
Decide for yourself what "Slacker Uprising" is and what the rewards were, if any; I had a real love-hate relationship with it...
It doesn't offer enough fresh material either to inspire or to infuriate.
Slacker Uprising feels more like a commercial for its maker than any sort of artistic endeavor, and because of the election's outcome, its release is more than a little baffling.
Slacker Uprising is a minor Michael Moore work, without a doubt. It's for hardcore fans only. If you're one of them, it's worth a look, but don't expect to be blown away.
Whatever its intent, this interminable 96-minute highlight reel plays like Moore's homage to himself.
There's something heartening about seeing thousands of people responding so happily to Moore's sane, actually unremarkable themes.
When Moore turns his camera around and says this film - this election - is about you, not him, the movie really clicks.
Captain Mike Across America is an information-free, narcissistic and self-congratulatory high-pitched whine from a sore loser.
Again, totally preaching to the choir (of which I'm obviously part), so I'm not sure what the intent is here. All I know is I liked it.
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