Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. This movie, the subject of controversy, is a defiantly personal statement on what the war really is--laced with that now-familiar "Roger and Me" mix of homespun wit, pop culture playfulness, populist heart twisting and "gotcha" guerilla film-making tactics.
  2. Moore makes no pretense of being "fair and balanced." He makes a passionate case for his own perspective, and invites us to agree with him or not. "I fulminate, you decide" could be his motto.
  3. Assessing the merits of a political film is a tricky business. Obviously, its quality is partly a function of its power to persuade, but its persuasiveness is in the eye of the beholder.
  4. Reviewed by: Karen Karbo
    91
    A savagely partisan indictment of George W. Bush's presidency.
  5. 88
    Moore has marshaled what's on the record and off into a stinging indictment of where we're going. In a multiplex filled with Hollywood cotton candy, we need him more than ever.
  6. 88
    A compelling, persuasive film, at odds with the White House effort to present Bush as a strong leader.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    The documentary's scathing attack on the war in Iraq and George W. Bush's presidency is informative, provocative, frightening, compelling, funny, manipulative and, most of all, entertaining.
  8. Scalding and glib, derisive yet impassioned, Fahrenheit 9/11 is an intensely resonant piece of Bush-bashing, because it lets the president do most of the work.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 492 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    6
    It's clear that Michael Moore often has his own agenda, but I'm sure if he could prove any of the things he says in this film, a lot of people would be in prison. Some things are VERY interesting and really makes you think, while other stuff is complete bull meant to serve his personal agenda, never the less, it was entertaining and it does gives you something to think about. Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    6
    A very superficial, but critical look at the events of 9/11 and everything that followed afterwards. Having seen this in the late 2000's after previously watching many documentaries about 9/11 possibly being a conspiracy perpetrated by rich powerful men, possibly some in or with connections to people within the US government, I found this film to be really superficial and timid in asking any tough questions. I highly recommend you watch the Internet movie "Loose Change" instead, the 2nd edition if you can find it. But Fahrenheit 9/11 is alright, just don't use it as your main source of information. Full Review »
  3. Nov 2, 2010
    6
    A good documentary but your enjoyment of it will depend too much on how you feel about sensitive political issues. I believe that most of what is portrayed here is relevant and true and wish more people would at least have an open mind about this. Full Review »