Canadian Bacon
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In Michael Moore's political satire, the U.S. president (Alan Alda) decides to wage a cold war against Canada in an attempt to reverse his slipping popularity, and, as a result, he drives a small group of incensed Canadians to take matters into their own hands. Alda is the first president in years not to lead his country into war, which naturally means that his approval rating is dangerously low. The sure-fire way to boost his popularity is to start a war and demonstrate American superiority. Unfortunately, as his advisors point out, the U.S. has run out of enemies. That is, until… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The best thing you can say about this scattershot political satire is that the late John Candy's next-to-last picture is relatively funnier and less depressing than his valedictory Wagons East."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Falls entirely short of its potential"
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"A dreadful waste of top talent."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Moore's agit-prop is mildly amusing, but far too preachy to hold water."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Let's leave the poking fun at Canadians to those who do it best - Canadians."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Wow. Just wow. Moore should stick to the "non-fiction" world."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Moore's only non-docu is a misfire, a diffuse, unfunny political satire that only John Candy's most avid fans might enjoy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A funny, underrated little gem that doesn't say much for Michael Moore as a fictional director, but does showcase his talents as a writer. The last decent John Candy film."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"Funny often enough to make it worth watching."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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