Friday, January 1, 2010

Capsule Review: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Infuriating but often inspiring, Michael Moore struck a chord with a frustrated and enraged public with this condemnation of the Bush administration and their response to the 9/11 attacks. Moore's narration and public stunts can feel a bit shallow and heavy handed, but honest footage of soldiers desperately trying to come to terms with their situation or a grieving mother wondering what cause her son died for remain powerful and unforgettable. Feelings on Moore's approach to documentary aside, Fahrenheit 9/11 will remain an important time capsule of a frightening time in American history.

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