Movie Review: Where to Invade Next

Moore wonders what if some cool stuff from other places were here in ‘merica. -Steven Richard K

I don’t agree with everything Michael Moore says.

Isn’t that a fun way to start off a movie review?

I love documentaries. I love learning stuff. I love letting the magic on the screen convince me of something or letting it affirm my beliefs. This is another one of those movies where Michael Moore shows you how there’s some fucked up shit. You know how shit is fucked? Here’s a few reasons why.

Open your minds you stupid fucks. There’s a better way.

Where to Invade Next has Michael Moore traveling the world looking at some things in other countries that work better than what we currently have going on here. I agree with most of the ideas he pointed out, there were a couple I’m not sure about.

There are some things that I think were a little bit too zoomed in. Within the context of more of what is going on with the country some of the things make sense or don’t make sense. Overall the things that he was pointing out were pretty cool and would be a good idea if we adopted them there.

There were a few laughs throughout the movie, which was appreciated, given the nature of some of the serious subject matter.

It felt a bit long (at 1 hour 50 minutes). I found myself hoping it would wrap up a bit sooner.

About 4/5 of the way into the movie he pointed out how a few countries were doing awesome because they elected female leaders. (Just a reminder, Michael Moore is pretty left leaning.) I wonder if there is anyone running for office that is also left leaning right now… Maybe that wasn’t the aim but that’s how I took it.

In the end Moore spoke about how the Berlin Wall came down and Mandela was let out of prison and elected president of South Africa, trying to give us hope that the U.S. could change for the better. He didn’t really offer any concrete solutions on how we could go about making our country a better place.

Where to Invade Next opens (in select theaters) February 12th.

TLDR: 4/5. I really liked this movie. It gave me a lot to think about. It’s definitely one sided and it’s not perfect but it’s worth a watch. Maybe we can make this place less shitty.

Steven Richard K is the host of the Search for a Cohost podcast ( and a member of the sketch group Mister Bismuth. Follow Steven on Twitter@StevenRichardK.

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