The Big One
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Comedic documentary filmmaker Michael Moore takes his film crew throughout the U.S. for The Big One, a behind-the-scenes video diary of the promotional tour for his book Downsize This! He appears at several chain bookstores throughout the nation, signing autographs and delivering wicked political commentary to audiences. Along the way, he stops at various small-town parking lots and malls, gathering brief interviews with assorted Americans. Some of his interview subjects include an ex-convict who was hired as cheap labor for TWA airlines while in prison and a group of Borders employees who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"when he's retelling his experiences in front of an audience his sense of timing is impeccable and he is quite funny"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"This movie changed my life. It made me realize people have real problems, can't provide for their families and feed their kids. Any worries I have are nothing."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Michael Moore has a special sense of people and images and how one voice over can make another image resonate especially strongly."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"a manipulative, glib, gimmicky, self promoting film."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"The good news is Moore knows he's ridiculous, and he kind of makes fun of it."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"[Moore is] a great presence, capable of whipping a crowd into a frenzy with cool ease."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Moore is clever when it comes to baiting executives who seem puzzled or oblivious to his concerns."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"Absolutely hilarious"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"The rich are different and right now they're busy widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots with a vengeance."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"If there's a serious flaw... it lies in Moore's tendency to mistake self-glamorization for credibility. Much more so than in 'Roger and Me,' he's the star of the show here, and don't think he doesn't know it."
‑ James Sanford, rec.arts.movies.reviews
More reviews for The Big One on Rotten Tomatoes

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