Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Australian: Critics laud Moore film [June 25, 2004]

The Australian: Critics laud Moore film [June 25, 2004]: "NEW YORK: US critics have applauded Michael Moore's anti-George W. Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, praising its scathing humour while voicing some reservations about the director's methods.

The first reviews hit the press yesterday as rival political activists mobilised to either boycott the film or turn out in droves for its US-wide opening today.
'Informative, provocative, frightening, compelling, funny, manipulative and, most of all, entertaining,' USA Today declared in a gushing review of Moore's polemic against the US President and the war in Iraq.
'Fahrenheit 9/11 is the year's must-see film,' the US's biggest-circulation daily added, while questioning whether its unabashed bias would do anything to change voters' minds in a polarised electorate.
While acknowledging that Moore's latest piece of agitprop, which won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes film festival, could be 'nitpicked and second guessed', The Los Angeles Times labelled it an 'overwhelming film' and 'a landmark in American filmmaking (that) demands to be seen'. "


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