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Fahrenheit 11/9 Reviews

September 24, 2018
The genius of Moore's first film was its entry point: Moore began with an up-close look at his hometown of Flint, Michigan, and then expanded out to make Flint a microcosm for a broken nation. This one gets that backward, to its detriment.
September 24, 2018
The punditry is trite. The snark is boring.
Top Critic
September 24, 2018
It might not be Michael Moore's most cogent film, but Fahrenheit 11/9 is the inspired work of a true American purist, a cautionary warning about how to end a dictatorship and return America to the dream of patriotism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2018
The film will neither change minds nor soothe embittered hearts, I fear, and an opportunity has been missed.
September 22, 2018
While there are a few moments in the movie that can be said to be Moore at his best, the production as a whole may be Moore at his worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2018
Less partisan viewers may find the film quite long, and not a lot more than a rehash of Moore's political obsessions. If you know his earlier work, you'll find no surprises here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2018
Though it's at times scattershot, it all plays into the bigger picture, which is the heated state of our current political climate.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2018
A disjointed, occasionally powerful, often grating grab bag of recent political events, a mess that's forgivable only because it does reflect the messy state of the world.
September 20, 2018
But what makes Moore's latest so ferocious -- and pound for pound his most effective piece of journalism -- is the way it pivots to a meaty central subject that isn't Trump but has prescient echoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2018
What gives it its sear is its message of a ruptured country as eminently fixable, as long as wishing and hoping is replaced by organizing and doing.
September 20, 2018
Moore hasn't lost his fire, or his touch for poking us in our collective consciousness (and consciences) to say, WAKE UP.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2018
A movie that begins as a... lament about Trump ends with hope for the future - but only, Moore persuasively insists, if citizens everywhere pay attention and get involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2018
For all the love/hate, left/right noise surrounding every Moore release, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that he's a polished filmmaker with a seasoned crew.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 20, 2018
"Fahrenheit 11/9" painstakingly pivots, from a movie that seems to be working overtime to depress us to a movie that means to inspire us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2018
A short review of Moore's film could consist of three words: We knew that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2018
The movie's a dynamic mess, and the dynamism makes the messiness feel that much messier.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2018
Mr. Moore... is in a nearly unique position to shame the viewer with a frank perspective on how Mr. Trump used his extrovert side to make citizens complacent about the less savory aspects of his character.
Top Critic
September 19, 2018
As one might expect, it's not [Moore's] most focused act of impassioned muckraking.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 19, 2018
One of Michael l Moore's best and most incisively funny films, this unmissable doc comes out swinging at Trump and how we ever let him happen. Moore is mad as hell and doesn't want a single one of us to take it anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 19, 2018
This brand of gonzo journalism was effective in Moore's 1989 debut about Flint and General Motors, "Roger & Me," but it has long since devolved into self-parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2018
It doesn't all hang together, but its furious, ramshackle energy does the job, and maybe that's all that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2018
This isn't his smoothest film, but it's his fullest and most original. It's also his most urgent, which is really saying something.
September 8, 2018
Fahrenheit 11/9 is ultimately Moore's best film in years because its message is really simple and nonpartisan: get mad about something and do something about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2018
What sticks... is the larger message the movie delivers in its call to private citizens on public service: Run, vote, care.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
September 7, 2018
Watching Fahrenheit 11/9 often feels like getting socked in the gut, but it leaves you with your blood pumping hard and fast, ready to get up off the floor and throw the next punch.
September 7, 2018
Moore's most powerful movie yet.
September 7, 2018
"Fahrenheit 11/9" grows slowly from an exhausting movie that is all over the map to a rousing one that makes a call to arms in troubled times.
September 7, 2018
It might not be his best filmmaking, but "Fahrenheit 11/9" is fraught with a critical mindset that syncs with the zeitgeist. It's a messy movie for messy times.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 7, 2018
There is much food for thought in the film, shot with the director's characteristic passion, flair, wicked sense of humor and willingness to push the envelope.
September 7, 2018
The movie, in its way, summons something ominous and powerful. It's not a screed - it's a warning. It says, quite wisely: Take action now, or you may no longer have the opportunity to do so.