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.
Lo genial de Moore es su estructura para armar un documental que, además de ser bien fundado, analiza un problema tratado desde distintas perspectivas, actores y casos. La sátira, el sarcasmo y el drama se tratan por parejo. Su denuncia es frontal, sin embargo no recrimina para cuando se trata de actores secundarios. Es la comprensión por aquellos que cedieron a la "fantasía Americana", convertida en cruda realidad.
I think there are some really amazing parts to this film but it's overlong. It really loses it's way in the long war section in which I got Moore's point very quickly and didn't need the extra embellishment. Could have been cut significantly and been more effective.
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.