My review of Fahrenheit 9/11… finally.

Okay, I give up.

I’ve spent more time on this review than any other review save The Passion of the Christ. It’s been a challenge. And I’m considering my posted review a work-in-progress, as there are so many nit-picky reviews of this movie out there. I don’t want to be merely redundant when it comes to the factuality (or non-factuality) of the movie. I want to focus on the spirit of the whole affair… what it is, and what it could have been.

So, let me know what you think, in comments or via email. I may continue to revise it for a while, until I get sick of the whole thing.

Here’s the review.

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  • Anonymous

    Jeffrey,

    Without a doubt this was the best review I have read of Fahrenheit 9/11. You were very objective in regard to politics and certainly did well in looking at the spirit of the film and comparing Moore’s own arguments. I saw the film and was both entertained and frustrated at the same time. I think your review did a good job of helping me realize why I felt the way I did about Fahrenheit 9/11. Thanks for writing such great stuff.

    Trae