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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore Review

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A Canadian film crew attempts to uncover the truth behind the Oscar-winning firebrand.

★★★★★

Attempting to bring balanced argument to the ongoing bickering between Michael Moore and his critics, this investigative effort probes the firebrand documentarian’s methodology.

Charges of manipulation dog the Bush-burner - hell, Moore himself has even admitted that “film is edited, it’s manipulated to present a point of view”. But he stands firm in the belief that “the facts in my films are 100 per cent true”.

There’s plenty to suggest there’s more to Moore’s one-man moral crusade than meets the eye, but Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine’s film, even-handed though it may be, simply doesn’t probe deep enough.

This even-handed effort simply doesn't probe deep enough.