Roger & Me
Roger & Me (1989)

Michael Moore's wickedly iconoclastic documentary was inspired by the decline and fall of Flint, Michigan. Once the site of a thriving General Motors plant, Flint went quickly to seed when GM decided to close down and move out. As Moore… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2003
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rails against corporate greed and asks what happened to the American Dream and its promise of middle-class prosperity.

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Emanuel Levy

Despite some tempering with the chronological sequence of events, this is a scathingly biting satire of Reagonomics that captures the zeitgeist of the late 1980s much more poignantly than most Hollywood movies.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

the first of Moore's already legendary documentaries.

Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The film itself remains a hard kick in the head-a funny, angry inquiry into what the hell happened to the American dream.

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Alex Sandell
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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

brilliant and subversive

Jeff Beck

Michael Moore's film is intelligent, funny, in-depth, and touching, all executed with a gripping hands-on approach to the material that helps engage the audience more than you're standard talking heads documentary.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Entertaining but overpraised first effort from Moore

Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

So many classic bits.

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Coxxie Mild Sauce
Flint truly is one of the scrungiest shit-streaks in the country. one of the reasons for this is that they take the time to form lynch mobs in order to burn… More
_kelly .King
worth watching for modern Moore fans who can appreciate his humour or for those who want to see less national politics
Alex roy
Michael Moore's directorial debut Roger & Me is a well made documentary about the impact of General Motors closing an automobile plant in Flint,… More
Christopher Mercer
After pretty much dismissing Michael Moore because I really don't agree with his methods and think he's hell of annoying, I decided to go back to one… More
Aj V
A fantastic documentary from Michael Moore, his hometown is a subject he knows a lot about, but it's more than that really, and I highly recommend this… More
John Ballantine
My first exposure to Michael Moore is perhaps the best. This is Moore before the ego and with a degree of humbleness that works very effectively.