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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

NR 112 minutes

Directed by Michael Moore
Written by Michael Moore

Starring
  Michael Moore
  Ben Affleck
  John Ashcroft
  Tom Brokaw

Documentary


Synopsis: Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore examines the Bush administration's financial ties to Saudi Arabia and the bin Laden family in FAHRENHEIT 9/11, a well-researched, fast-paced, highly controversial, and important documentary that won the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Using actual footage and declassified documents, Moore takes a detailed look into political events both before and after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, beginning with the polarizing Supreme Court decision that ultimately gave the state of Florida and the 2000 election to George W. Bush. Moore delves into the battle waged by members of the House of Representatives to block passage of the Patriot Act; reveals how the U.S. government helped the bin Laden family return to Afghanistan immediately after September 11, when all other flights were still grounded; and examines military recruiting techniques in such poor areas as his own hometown of Flint, Michigan. He even attempts to get congressmen to enlist their own sons and daughters into the military. The writer-director also visits with the troops, including at a VA hospital where soldiers are having second thoughts about America's involvement in Iraq, and spends time with a family whose eldest son is fighting in Iraq. FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is a worthy successor to Moore's previous documentaries, ROGER & ME, THE BIG ONE, and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, once again shining a light on the past, present, and future of the US.

Visit the official Fahrenheit 9/11 website. | View the trailer.

 

Reviews

AuthorDate SmartsPopcornCRD
Thom [QR] 16 Aug 2004 46 42 434
Average: (1 Review) 46 42 434

 

Statistics
Smarts Average:46%
Popcorn Average:42%
Combined Average:43%  Margin of Error:+/- 73%
Number of Reviews:1  Consensus:1 out of 1
Confidence:27%  Verdict:Undetermined

 

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (Wide)

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