It has been six years since Michael Moore released his last button pushing documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Now he’s back, and he’s going after yet another major American preoccupation. With “Where To Invade Next,” the filmmaker takes on the problematic practice in which the U.S. invades other sovereign nations, and goes on a “mission” visiting nations around the world to “steal” their best ideas and bring them back home. As always, how you feel about Moore and his often manipulative techniques will factor into your mileage with this picture.
In his review out of the Toronto International Film Festival, Noel Murray wrote that the Moore “plays suspiciously loose with facts and figures, and is highly selective with what it shows and tells about the other countries,” and that while “the people he meets around the world are highly persuasive…anecdotes aren’t evidence, and for anyone not inclined to be on Moore’s side, his lack of data makes him too easily dismissible.” All that said, Murray also calls the picture Moore’s “best film in over a decade.”
“Where To Invade Next” opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 23rd and goes wide on January 15, 2016. Check out the first trailer below plus Moore’s half-hour press conference for the film from the New York Film Festival.