Friday, June 25, 2004

Buffalo News - Moore, Moore, Moore: Review

Buffalo News - Moore, Moore, Moore: "Nobody ever said Michael Moore played fair. Even his political allies know that he doesn't have a balanced bone in his Pillsbury doughboy body.
Tom Brokaw, he ain't. He's a living conduit for outrage, sarcasm and polemics. Boorishness is his badge, old-style labor populism is his credo.
You know damn well, halfway into it, why Disney didn't want its subsidiary Miramax to handle 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' You also know, halfway into it, why the French loved it at the Cannes Film Festival and gave it the festival's major prize, the Palm d'Or.
The only reason 'Fahrenheit 9/11' isn't going to be the most controversial film of the year - and perhaps of the young decade - is that this is the year that has already set Mel Gibson's religious bulldozer 'The Passion of the Christ' on its way to a billion-dollar international box office.
But there is a very good possibility that beyond its opening today, 'Fahrenheit 9/11' will go beyond mere controversy to become pivotal in American history in a way that no film has. "

Arts Editor

3 1/2 Stars
out of 4


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