Arts & Entertainment

Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore rose to prominence as a documentarian because he’s not afraid to dig deep. He knows how to show every side of very complex issues with incredible precision and attention to detail, all while keeping his audience engaged and entertained.

Fahrenheit 11/9 is a departure from Moore’s trademark precision. Instead of zeroing in on important, overlooked issues as he has in the past, the movie sprays criticism at anything and everything that Moore takes issue with. This includes Donald Trump, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and a host of other, often unconnected, subjects.

Setting aside the film’s too-wide scope and incoherent message, there is also a disturbing lack of fact based evidence. Moore lets his hatred for Trump, and the status quo in general, get the better of him as he points out the obvious and then beats it to death.

★★

Reviewed by Gabe Merkel

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