Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising)
Captain Mike Across America (Slacker Uprising) (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 2008
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29%
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36%


Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Slacker Uprising leaves a hollow feeling, in contrast to the determinedly upbeat self-congratulatory message.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

...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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

It doesn't offer enough fresh material either to inspire or to infuriate.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Whatever its intent, this interminable 96-minute highlight reel plays like Moore's homage to himself.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Captain Mike Across America is a shameless act of self-promotion even for a shameless self-promoter like Moore.

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Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moore's studentmobilization drive now looks prescient, but he should have kept this piece of wallpaper agitprop on the shelf.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

Decide for yourself what "Slacker Uprising" is and what the rewards were, if any; I had a real love-hate relationship with it...

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Though there was the odd useful fact or touching moment, this "documentary" was largely a self-serving dud. Eddie Vedder and Steve Earle perform,… More
Devon Bott
Slacker Uprising seems to be a combination of the kind of footage you'd find on a "bonus disc" of a deluxe DVD release and self-fellatio;… More
Sarah Prisbylla
Definately not a regular awesome Moore doc. Seems like it was just thrown together and especially seems irrelevant because Bush has been in office for the past… More