Michael Moore Again Slams America in New 'Bomb-Throwing Documentary' [VIDEO]
Six years after Capitalism: A Love Story unsuccessfully called for audiences to revolt against the evils of free enterprise, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore has returned to the big screen in a far mellower mood with Where to Invade Next.
During its initial showing at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, the documentary-style film showed Moore returning to his old tricks: hammering the United States while promoting “free” big-government programs in other nations.
Reviewer Deborah Young stated that Moore fans might be “a little surprised, but not disappointed, at this almost happy film:”
Instead of ranting over the conspicuous social failings he sees in the U.S.A., he humorously finds solutions to its ills by “invading” various countries and bringing back the victor’s spoils, which are simply other people’s good ideas.
Funny and always on topic without going overboard, it’s an engaging film that could broaden Moore’s fan base. Its premiere in Toronto was greeted with eager laughter and frequent applause.
"I was tired of being the poster boy for Fox News," Moore told the premiere crowd, explaining his six-year absence from making films. "After Ferguson and Black Lives Matter, I thought it was important to re-enlist and be part of what's happening."