The Temperature at Which Fools Burn


Documentary - Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.

If it weren't for that little bit about editorializing, I guess the movie I just saw might be a documentary. Luckily for me, the internet is full of people willing to provide exhaustive fact-checking reviews of Fahrenheit 9/11, so I can just make a few comments on what I thought about during and after the movie.

It was a much more watchable movie than Bowling for Columbine. Moore had his target this time around, and he stuck to it. There was also a fair amount of humor in this movie, if you like laughing at politicians (and who doesn't?).

The movie made me wonder about a lot of things that I just don't have enough information to figure out. Questions about war, questions about class and race in the US, questions about civil rights.

Lots of questions, no answers.

Overall, I liked the movie. It was certainly no documentary, and it wasn't without flaws, but I believe that a dissenting voice is usually a good thing.


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