Highly controversial Palme d’Or-winning indictment of the George W. Bush administration focuses on the fear tactics used following the attacks of September 11th to push the United States into an unjust and unrelated war in Iraq.
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Gee. I had always been taught that the USA were the most democratic country that ever existed. If Michael Moore is right, nepotism, cronyism and oligarchy seem to rule this country. It can't be true, can it ? Recommended.
This film, of course, was meant to harm, discredit, a president. One that, according to "the film's agenda" was responsible for burning up democracy. That's what the title means, "The Temperature at Which Freedom Burns". Moore is absolutely focused on showing the worst of the Bush administration, its behaviour during 9/11, the lies about Iraq's WMD. Make no mistake. Judge it by its merits. The agenda is quite clear.
From the sublime to the didactic: whilst I strongly agree with Moore on his assertions, the documentary's approach will do little to sway the centre-ground and right towards his interpretation of Bush and the Republican doctrine regarding war and defence. Entertaining, if lacking the acumen of his previous documentaries. Appropriately won the Palme d'Or for the ideological message, if less for its video essay arc.
I've patiently sat through his films and TV show, even commending some of his earlier efforts. This one puts an end to that; I am done with Michael Moore. This is not documentary. It's not even entertaining propaganda. No insight, no wisdom, no information, just an endless stream of juvenile logical fallacies that fail to arrive at a point. Worse yet, he does a grievous disservice to those he is trying to support.
Is Michael Moore hated by the people on this site, or what? Its a superior film whether cinemaphiles like or not, I guess. His best film I've seen so far, that mainly includes his mainstream flixs, Sicko & Capitalism: A love story.