Slacker Uprising
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: September 23, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

Joe Leydon

...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.

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...

Scott Tobias
AV Club

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

Stephanie Zacharek

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

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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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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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Michael Atkinson
In These Times

Slacker Uprising is empty as protest satire goes, and it lends a cudgel to those who think Moore does what he does for the sheer sake of ego and power.

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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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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
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
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
Ian Walker
Another interesting film by Michael Moore about he tried to get everyone to vote in the 2004 election against George Bush. The film is rather interesting but I… More