Fahrenheit 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore (2) (2004)

122min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This controversial Palme d'Or winning documentary from Michael Moore is a blistering attack on George W Bush's administration. The film investigates the legitimacy of Bush's presidency, his links to the Bin Laden family, the role that oil played in the response to the World Trade Center attacks and how the pursuit of the Taliban led to the Iraq war. He even takes us up to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers that dominated the news in the first half of 2004. The assembled news footage and street interviews are always riveting, contentious and one-sided - so much so as to make Bowling for Columbine appear even-handed. This agitprop reflection on the dubious agenda of American foreign policy inevitably preaches to the converted, but it also uncovers or highlights many thought-provoking facts - such as members of Congress not reading the bills they pass and the fact only one had a child (a son) serving in the conflict. The most affecting moment of all, however, comes when a grieving mother reads out the last letter received from her son before he was killed in action.

Summary

Director Michael Moore's documentary, exploring the US presidential elections of 2000, when claims of vote-rigging ran rife, and looking at the Bush family's business links to the Saudi bin Ladens.

Cast & Crew

Michael Moore Michael Moore (2)
Director Michael Moore (2)

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Optimum ReleasingGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 9 Jul 2004
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