In yesterday's Law School Roundup, I linked to two reviews of Fahrenheit 9/11 and invited readers to send me links to others. I'll use this post to collect any I receive. Here's what I have so far:
- David Gulbransen of Preaching to the Perverted, a "liberal" who has "mixed feelings about Michael Moore" is generally positive about the film, and concludes "[i]t's clear that even if you hate Moore, we can't trust our president."
- Sally Greene, a lawyer who's guest-blogging at Is That Legal, posts a review that contains these lines: "Critics of the movie call it propaganda. Then why does it seem so resoundingly consistent with the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission: that there were no meaningful links between Al Qaida and Iraq?"
- Matt Schuh, a soon-to-be 1L at St. Louis University School of Law and a self-described conservative, recommends the movie but writes, "For all of his bellyaching about how the Bush administration distorts the truth and relies on people not thinking critically about his policies, Moore uses the exact tactics he criticizes to make his points."
If you're a blogger with a Fahrenheit 9/11 review, please feel free to send me an e-mail with a link. It doesn't matter if you're a law student, lawyer, or non-lawyer--all views are welcome.
- 6/28. Professor Althouse, one of my favorite bloggers, posts this non-review, which I found on my own: "So am I going to go see 'Fahrenheit 9/11'? I've been told it will give me something to blog about. I could describe the Madison audience and the noises made at various points and so forth. I could monitor my own reactions. But no, life is too short for that. I zap TV commercials--why would I sit through a feature length anti-Bush commercial?" (Too bad: I was looking forward to the Professor's comments.)
- 6/30. I received word of a review from the author of The Neutral Zone Trap, who recommends Fahrenheit 9/11 but adds: "I think that a lot of the cinematic criticism is valid. There are a few times when Moore is just beating a dead horse. A needlessly dead horse." Interestingly, she also notes that "[t]hroughout the movie, there was some spontaneous cheering and applause."
- 7/5. Ditzy Genius writes: "If anyone thinks that this movie is going to persuade any serious Bush supporters from voting for him, I've got 2 words for you: Get Real. The only people this movie might *possibly* persuade is people who were already on the fence and don't really care about any glaring ommissions from the film. In addition, I was annoyed by Michael Moore's incredibly smug tone throughout the movie - his voice is very irritating."