Where to Invade Next is an amusing if somewhat shallow address of the various socioeconomic problems currently facing the United States. Idealism is admirable, but Moore’s simplification of the potential solutions to complex national crises is ultimately naive; challenging hegemonic infrastructure and national discourse requires a little more than a few nice ideas haphazardly presented.
There are uncomfortable chuckles to be had at the institutional failure of the Land of the Free to make good on its prized, if ultimately imagined, philosophy: freedom, liberty, and equality, three things that Moore argues his nation lacks – but we already knew that, right?
Moore’s latest is funny, but lacking in depth. If he’d picked his battles more carefully, as opposed to tackling everything at once, his film would have produced a much more profound effect.
CAST: Michael Moore
DIRECTOR: Michael Moore
WRITER: Michael Moore
SYNOPSIS: Moore invades the world to find solutions to his nation’s various crises.
Where to Invade Next was reviewed as part of One Room With A View’s coverage of the 66th Berlinale Film Festival, which runs 11-21 February 2016.