U.N. Me Reviews

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Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
June 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
June 1, 2012
The filmmakers present a sharp, well-argued case that exposes the rampant cronyism and greed eating away at the heart of the United Nations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 1, 2012
He scores some good points, if at times his tone seems slightly inappropriate to the gravity of the subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 1, 2012
The film winds up making some persuasive arguments in favor of change.
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Mindy Farabee
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2012
The result is far from evenhanded, but capable of raising important questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 31, 2012
A sassy documentary that suggests the United Nations is doing more harm than good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 31, 2012
Is it all valid? Perhaps. Should the film's questions be addressed? Absolutely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
May 29, 2012
But U.N. Me isn't all sneering, and it certainly makes its points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 28, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] You'll never look at the U.N. the same after seeing this film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 23, 2012
A humorously ironic look at what the filmmakers believe to be incompetence and corruption at the United Nations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 5, 2012
These japes only do a disservice to the film's many serious allegations.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 1, 2012
A sometimes humorous, often damning but also disingenuous attempt to "Michael Moore" the United Nations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 1, 2012
What truly makes "U.N. Me'' repulsive is its crassness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
May 31, 2012
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.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
May 31, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 30, 2012
Rightwing idiocy. The UN has its problems but this ex-investment banker has no idea how to solve them.
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 29, 2012
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.
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
May 29, 2012
This is a disturbingly blinkered film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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