As political candidates argue about what role the United States should play in the world, leave it to documentarian Michael Moore to remind us what we can learn from other countries. With the style, wit and candor that Moore brings to each of his films, Where to Invade Next entertains while making us think.
Unlike his best known documentaries – the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine and his landmark Roger and Me – this Moore is less cranky than when he chased GM CEO Roger Smith to explain the company’s decisions and less troubled than when he searched for answers about random violence. Instead, Moore comes across as an inquisitive man who sincerely wants his country to get better. And, rather than look for answers in conventional ways, he launches a global search for solutions from other countries that may address problems at home.