‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Film Review

Grade: A

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

In 2004, filmmaker Michael Moore set his sights on the Bush Administration and 9/11 with ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, now he has returned to take on the aftermath of the Trump presidency in this sort-of-but-not-really sequel ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’. The title is more of a play on words of Moore’s decade-old documentary. I have never really watched much of Moore’s previous works besides the one previously mentioned, but I agree that he is a good filmmaker with a thought-provoking insight on politics, even if it can be biased. The thing about ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ is that it does not just make you think, but it also inspires, and keeps you interested in his point of view.

I definitely took a gamble when I went to see this documentary. I know that I am not too educated when it comes to this specific topic, and when certain people have a point of view, it could just be a matter of opinion. I can tell you that I was extremely entertained and frustrated at the events that were happening before my eyes. While Moore does tackle the Trump presidency, he also connects the dots with issues involving racial tensions, school shootings, government corruption, and the water in Flint, Michigan.

There is a reason that Michael Moore is one of the best (and most controversial) documentary filmmakers; even if you do not agree with his opinion, there is no denying that he does make a good point, even if the observations he makes are obviously clear.

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