U.N. Me (2012)
When the United Nations was founded more than sixty years ago, it embodied our hope for a safer, more peaceful world. But as reports of human rights violations and international conflicts make daily headlines, a question arises: Is the United Nations living up to its founding ideals? The answer is a resounding no. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart of the United Nations, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff show how an organization created to ennoble mankind now actually enables evil and sows global chaos. U.N. Me takes us on a harrowing and darkly humorous tour of the U.N.'s scandalous disregard for the people and principles it was founded to defend. -- (C) Official site … More
- PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material involving genocide and sexual abuses, and for violent images)
- Documentary , Special Interest
- Directed By:
- Ami Horowitz , Matthew Groff
- Written By:
- Matthew Groff , Ami Horowitz
- In Theaters:
- Jun 1, 2012 Limited
as Norm Coleman
as Simon Deng
as David Bosco
as Ken Cain
as Roberta Cohen
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Critic Reviews for U.N. Me
These japes only do a disservice to the film's many serious allegations.
Where are Michael Moore and his high-powered doc peers when you need them? The scrappy U.N. Me shines an unblinking light on a troubled organization.
The filmmakers present a sharp, well-argued case that exposes the rampant cronyism and greed eating away at the heart of the United Nations.
A sometimes humorous, often damning but also disingenuous attempt to "Michael Moore" the United Nations.
He scores some good points, if at times his tone seems slightly inappropriate to the gravity of the subject.
The result is far from evenhanded, but capable of raising important questions.
A sassy documentary that suggests the United Nations is doing more harm than good.
Is it all valid? Perhaps. Should the film's questions be addressed? Absolutely.
Pugnacious documentary charges the United Nations with everything from gross incompetence to aiding and abetting genocide ... mostly successful except when undermined by Horowitz's cornball Michael Moore antics.
Horowitz has Michael Moore's smug tendencies without his schlubby everyman charm, which makes his attempts at goading humor out of uncomfortable interviews come off as unpleasant.
Horowitz comes off as a deceptive jokester, so he doesn't always warrant a serious response from his audience. But we do need documentaries that reach beyond safe boundaries.
Rightwing idiocy. The UN has its problems but this ex-investment banker has no idea how to solve them.
Unfortunately, mocking jibes and cutaways to Team America and Wonder Woman (among other movies and TV shows) establish a jokey attitude that weakens the overall case.
[VIDEO ESSAY] You'll never look at the U.N. the same after seeing this film.
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