Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon (1995)

This political comedy pokes fun at the relationship between Canada and the U.S. The trouble begins when the President, bored by the lack of international rivalries and worried about his political standing, uses a cross-border hockey game… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

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.

Sarah Chauncey

Falls entirely short of its potential

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

A dreadful waste of top talent.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Moore's agit-prop is mildly amusing, but far too preachy to hold water.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Let's leave the poking fun at Canadians to those who do it best - Canadians.

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Scott Weinberg

Wow. Just wow. Moore should stick to the "non-fiction" world.

Emanuel Levy

Moore's only non-docu is a misfire, a diffuse, unfunny political satire that only John Candy's most avid fans might enjoy.

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Larry Carroll

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.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Funny often enough to make it worth watching.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Michael Moore's comedy may not be for everyone as evidenced by the disparity of reviews here ... but I laughed throughout. The jokes may not be huge,… More
Tim Salmons
I'm very fond of this. To me, it's a comfort food kind of movie. A very simple plot with lots of great comedic actors, a great script full of some… More
Phil Hubbs
Very clever and very amusing comedy staring yet not centred around John Candy, this is more of a vehicle for many good character actors including Alan Alda, Rip… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A junk-box of a movie. It all feels cheap. The scenes in the CN-Tower were alright. The dull script didn't let John Candy be his usual funny self. SCTV is… More
Alex roy
Canadian Bacon is a very underrated comedy. Directed by documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Canadian Bacon tells the story of an unpopular U.S President trying… More
Jason Spencer
Sucky way to end a career.