What truly makes "U.N. Me'' repulsive is its crassness.
| Original Score: 0/4
A sometimes humorous, often damning but also disingenuous attempt to "Michael Moore" the United Nations.
| Original Score: 2/4
This is a disturbingly blinkered film.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: C-
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.
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.
Rightwing idiocy. The UN has its problems but this ex-investment banker has no idea how to solve them.
These japes only do a disservice to the film's many serious allegations.
The result is far from evenhanded, but capable of raising important questions.
| Original Score: 3/5
But U.N. Me isn't all sneering, and it certainly makes its points.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The filmmakers present a sharp, well-argued case that exposes the rampant cronyism and greed eating away at the heart of the United Nations.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
Is it all valid? Perhaps. Should the film's questions be addressed? Absolutely.
[VIDEO ESSAY] You'll never look at the U.N. the same after seeing this film.
| Original Score: B+
A humorously ironic look at what the filmmakers believe to be incompetence and corruption at the United Nations.
The film winds up making some persuasive arguments in favor of change.
A sassy documentary that suggests the United Nations is doing more harm than good.
He scores some good points, if at times his tone seems slightly inappropriate to the gravity of the subject.