Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising)
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Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising)
Opinionated documentary filmmaker Michael Moore takes an up-close look at the political leanings of college students in George W. Bush-era America with this effort shot during Moore's 60-city college campus tour in the months leading up to the 2004 election. The first feature-length film by a major director to make it's official premiere for free on the internet, Slacker Uprising finds Moore giving up any hope for making a profit on the film (which was budgeted at $2 million) in favor of getting his message out to the largest possible audience. That message? "Get off of the couch… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Slacker Uprising leaves a hollow feeling, in contrast to the determinedly upbeat self-congratulatory message."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"...this repetitious and self-indulgent hodgepodge comes across as a nostalgia-drenched vanity project, with far too much footage of various celebs at assorted gatherings introing Moore as the greatest thing since sliced bread."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"It doesn't offer enough fresh material either to inspire or to infuriate."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Political documentary is smug, sour, and sloppy."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"When Moore turns his camera around and says this film - this election - is about you, not him, the movie really clicks."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Whatever its intent, this interminable 96-minute highlight reel plays like Moore's homage to himself."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Captain Mike Across America is a shameless act of self-promotion even for a shameless self-promoter like Moore."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Slacker Uprising feels more like a commercial for its maker than any sort of artistic endeavor, and because of the election's outcome, its release is more than a little baffling."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"There's something heartening about seeing thousands of people responding so happily to Moore's sane, actually unremarkable themes."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"...too long and too repetitive to make any real impact..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Moore's studentmobilization drive now looks prescient, but he should have kept this piece of wallpaper agitprop on the shelf."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Decide for yourself what "Slacker Uprising" is and what the rewards were, if any; I had a real love-hate relationship with it..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"Slacker Uprising is a minor Michael Moore work, without a doubt. It's for hardcore fans only. If you're one of them, it's worth a look, but don't expect to be blown away."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Slacker Uprising is a grossly self-indulgent flick compared to Moore's other works -- a second trip to the Golden Corral buffet when your elastic waistband already reeks of fried okra."
‑ Mike Ward,
"Captain Mike Across America is an information-free, narcissistic and self-congratulatory high-pitched whine from a sore loser."
‑ James Rocchi, Cinematical
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