Dalton Ross
September 28, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Fahrenheit 9/11

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
116 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/25/04
performer
Michael Moore
director
Michael Moore
distributor
Fellowship Adventure, Lions Gate Films
author
Michael Moore
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

Michael Moore is a funny guy. He proved it by lampooning corporate greed in films like Roger & Me. However, Fahrenheit 9/11, while containing humorous elements, is a more sober affair. With good reason: It’s about soldiers and civilians dying — primarily, Moore claims, to protect oil and business interests relating to President George W. Bush. Whether you agree with the charges or not, Moore’s points are made in an arguably moving and, when appropriate, entertaining manner. The man may wear his politics on his sleeve, but he knows how to craft a case.

Included on the DVD is extended footage from Iraq (pre- and post-bombing), more comments from disillusioned Marine Abdul Henderson, and Condoleezza Rice’s 9/11 commission testimony. The most intriguing extra is on Arab-American comedians and how their lives, and jobs, have been affected by Sept. 11. (”My name really is Ahmed Ahmed, and I can’t fly anywhere,” says one comic in his act.)

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