Michael Moore's biting broadside against the Bush administration provided a welcome outlet for the pent-up rage of a legion of infuriated liberals and, in the process, became the highest-grossing documentary of all time. Much has been discussed about the polemics of the film -- which is fine; no documentary is objective -- but little has been mentioned about the quality of filmmaking in this movie. From the creepy opening sequence featuring various Bush cabinet members preening before the camera, to the brilliant montage of the terrible events of 9/11, Moore's mastery of the language of cinema is clearly evident and startlingly effective. Whether you loved the movie or hated it, "Fahrenheit 9/11" is likely to go down as an enduring document of a very fraught decade.
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