Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Directed by Michael Moore

Starring Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

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Amazingly put together. For a documentary, it’s raising the bar. I can’t imagine how many man-hours went into collecting the archival footage and editing it together so effectively.

Moore effectively delivers his statement. Five minutes into it, I was already hating Bush, and for the rest of the film, Moore built his case. A powerful mix of historical footage with original material, with just the right mix of comedy and tragedy to make it truly absorbable. If I have any complaints about it, I think there were a few moments when I thought Moore might have been tooting his own horn, and maybe a few of insensitivity towards some third-world nationalities for a few laughs. And it may have been a bit long.

It’s amazing and refreshing how openly Moore criticizes and ridicules Bush and American politics as a whole. I’m happy I live in a country where a film like this may be shown to the public, and even happier that the public is embracing it. A timely release. I wonder how much this film is going to influence the upcoming election.

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