Manufacturing Dissent - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Manufacturing Dissent Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2007
A solid, well-done and seemingly balanced look at Moore's work, his celebrity, his methods and the ethical problems in his reporting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 11, 2007
There's little to disagree with in the thumbnail portrait of Moore that emerges from this entertaining doc.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 5, 2007
Some of the accusations in this documentary by a pair of Canadian filmmakers who initially set out to make a positive portrait, will make your eyes water.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
August 31, 2007
Too bad co-writers/co-directors Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine don't investigate -- and ingratiate -- the way their target does in his own films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 31, 2007
Useful but limited muckraking.
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
August 30, 2007
Manufacturing Dissent comes across less as an expose of a polarizing public figure than as the realization of a personal and not especially interesting grudge against a once-admired colleague who has moved on to bigger things.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 20, 2007
While Manufacturing Dissent provides little that is new, it does place the controversy in the larger context of the contradictory relationship between the pursuit of fame and journalistic integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 17, 2007
Smart, fair primer on Michael Moore's divisive career offers a couple of eye-opening moments.
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Joe Leydon
March 13, 2007
An intelligent, provocative and, arguably, even necessary examination of the phenomenon of Michael Moore.
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Andrew O'Hehir
March 13, 2007
Something of a missed opportunity. Somebody really needs to delve deep into the symbolic value, and very real limitations, of the left's class clown and über-celebrity.