Manufacturing Dissent
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)

In an era where fact, fiction, and legend have become increasingly difficult to distinguish, Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine set out to explore the politically charged climate in America and find out just how documentary director Michael Moore… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

A solid, well-done and seemingly balanced look at Moore's work, his celebrity, his methods and the ethical problems in his reporting.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Too bad co-writers/co-directors Debbie Melnyk and Rick Caine don't investigate -- and ingratiate -- the way their target does in his own films.

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Glen Ferris
Empire Magazine

This even-handed effort simply doesn't probe deep enough.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

There's little to disagree with in the thumbnail portrait of Moore that emerges from this entertaining doc.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Useful but limited muckraking.

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Matthew Turner

With a wide-ranging array of interviewees and an amusingly Moore-like approach to its subject, Manufacturing Dissent is an enjoyable documentary, whether you're pro-Moore, anti-Moore or indifferent.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Some of the accusations in this documentary by a pair of Canadian filmmakers who initially set out to make a positive portrait, will make your eyes water.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

Manufacturing Dissent comes across less as an expose of a polarizing public figure than as the realization of a personal and not especially interesting grudge against a once-admired colleague who has moved on to bigger things.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Exposes a paranoid personality, testy with his critics and bullish about his methodology.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
Manufacturing Dissent is an interesting documentary that looks at controversial filmmaker Michael Moore. Canadian documentarian Debbie Melnyk follows… More
Christopher Brown
After seeing the terrible Farenhype 911 doc that was clearly anit-Moore, but did have a few interesting things to say I had no intention of ever watching this… More