Variety Film Critic Slams Michael Moore Movie as ‘Embarrassment to America’

The Hollywood trade paper Variety wrapped up the year with its film critics, and it was surprising to read how several liberal-pleasing films were taken to ask for their artistic failings. Perhaps the most eye-opening was Peter Debruge whapping Michael Moore. “An embarrassment to America, Michael Moore’s latest editorial cartoon of a documentary is as sloppy as its author’s appearance (easily twice his Bowling for Columbine heft). Unlike his earlier, urgent wake-up-call docs, Where to Invade Next cherry-picks aspects in which other countries can be made to appear more progressive than the States, while conveniently overlooking the limitations of each grass-is-greener locale. At the base, it’s a fine idea, implying the humility to ask what we can learn from others, though Moore is a boorish ambassador at best, and his disingenuous approach undermines his own argument.”

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