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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Maio Mackay

Fahrenheit 11/9 - 4.5 Stars

Michael Moore’s sharp insight into the state of American politics is excellent, but uncomfortable to watch.

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

There comes a point where one gets tired of being angry and this movie succeeded in making me angry for 135 minutes. Moore’s interviews, commentary and wisdom are second to none, although given his fame as a documentary filmmaker he’s no longer able to do the stunts which made him famous.

Perhaps the film has too much content, it covers a lot of ground in 135 minutes, but all of it is relevant information that is often overlooked by the general news media. All of it is in someway political too. I will say it’s a challenging watch and everyone at the preview screening I attend was very drained and somber afterwards. This certainly isn’t a fun watch.

Overall a worthwhile investment of your time, but don’t expect to walk away feeling good about the state of the world.

4.5 Stars

Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Screening courtesy of KMPR

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