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Canadian Bacon

1995
Comedy
War
1h 31m
The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada. (imdb)
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Canadian Bacon

1995
Comedy
War
1h 31m
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Avg Percentile 35.73% from 597 total ratings

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Rated 17 Jun 2011
65
51st
When the US President talks up the possibility of war with Canada as a ploy to boost his popularity, a group of patriotic American yahoos near the border decide to invade the Great White North. Pretty funny in parts, especially if you're Canadian. Steven Wright's cameo as a Mountie is hilarious.
Rated 30 Aug 2014
83
53rd
Out of all the documentaries that Michael Moore directed, I think I like this one the best.
Rated 28 Oct 2022
30
3rd
Stodgy satire never gets off the ground, stranding what should be a killer comedy cast with little to do but stand around being put through Moore’s overly rambling and unfocused screenplay, which never quite stakes its claim in the STRANGELOVE arena, but also doesn’t flesh out its characters enough to be successful as a personalities based effort. All that is left is to admire individual scenes and performances (Alda’s smarmy president and Pollak’s cold schemer come off best).
Rated 26 Feb 2007
40
19th
Poor attempt at a political comedy.
Rated 10 Sep 2007
39
12th
Very funny in isolated moments, but somewhat uninteresting as a whole.
Rated 18 Jun 2007
0
8th
Oh my what crap this is. Well-intentioned crap... I think... but heavy-handed and really, really, really not funny
Rated 07 Jul 2017
5
24th
The classic American and Canadian stereotypes are played up to their fullest potential and elicit plenty of chuckles throughout (e.g. the gun auction; enforcement of bilingualism with the truck insults) as they're laced with sharp American political satire (see the meeting with the Russians; hilarious anti-Canadian propaganda). The plot is unnecessarily layered though (see extra adversary Hacker and his confusing actions with the Hellstorm), coming to a goofy and unsatisfying ironic climax.
Rated 19 Dec 2009
40
26th
It's like this blender concoction of Michael Moore, Airplane and Canada. It's got a lot of really good jokes (and motherfucking Stephen Wright!) but falters around the land of character development. The protagonists are all interchangeably kind of boring and I never really cared about what they wanted. This is ultimately forgivable because funny things end up happening to them and it's redeemably amusing.
Rated 08 May 2023
70
29th
There are a few really funny moments in this film. There are also a lot of jokes that fall flat and the screenplay could have used some more work. John Candy is good as always here and there are some other funny performances and cameos. Overall I would give this movie a mixed recommendation.
Rated 14 Jan 2007
60
24th
Har har, an entire movie about Canadian stereotypes. What were you thinking, John Candy?
Rated 31 Aug 2007
38
38th
ok
Rated 07 Dec 2008
74
85th
good movie
Rated 25 Jul 2010
35
23rd
Michael Moore's touch is very obvious, which is good and bad, but more crucially, there are not enough jokes here to last a movie.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
50
22nd
mildly enjoyable, but kinda plain
Rated 08 Mar 2010
60
4th
This Michael Moore fiction film is a disaster. Funny only in places.
Rated 02 Apr 2008
78
52nd
I miss John Candy. It's silly and funny.
Rated 29 Jul 2008
57
27th
Passable comedy, but no better than that.
Rated 04 Mar 2019
75
83rd
Hilarious jokes about Canada and America. I miss old Michael Moore. Fav scene: everyone stopping in their tracks when they heard Candy complain about Canadian beer.
Rated 01 Mar 2023
61
49th
In the end it was never really about Canada, nor about John Candy's character. It was a movie about war mongering and propaganda for political reasons. Michael Moore must have shat his pants and gotten around saying "it's not funny guys, it's literally the plot of my movie!" when the second Iraq war happened. It's knowing people boycotted mustard and french fries in anger at france in real life that this movie gets scary. Otherwise, it is average.
Rated 22 Sep 2007
85
40th
A funny movie with a very serious undertone which may, or may not, be caught and appreciated by everyone. I think that much more than being just some "silly John Candy movie", it's got some insightful social and political commentary to make about American politics, especially its Foreign Policy.
Rated 31 Jul 2011
70
28th
Plus 5 for the "Born in the USA" scene.
Rated 04 Mar 2012
55
28th
John Candy signing one line from Born in the U.S.A. over and over again was pretty damn funny.
Rated 13 Aug 2012
1
2nd
Stupid.
Rated 25 Feb 2023
8
73rd
Dark cynical humor at the expense of Canadians and politicians. Gave us Wag the Dog.
Rated 08 Apr 2014
70
44th
Not that good, but it had John Candy in it, and I am an SCTV fan. ;_; I miss SCTV so much.
Rated 09 Sep 2010
40
6th
Terrible plot, politically driven, directed by Michael Moore. Doesn't get worse.
Rated 15 Sep 2007
74
66th
A low-budget but hilarious movie that was actually ahead of its time in portraying what life would be like in a Bush-Cheny Halliburton era still on the drawing board when this came out. I watch it when I need a guaranteed goof laugh. Kevin Pollak is terrific. And who will ever forget Stephen Wright's bit part as a Mountie? Never fails to crack me up. Oh, Canada.
Rated 24 May 2008
83
42nd
The idea behind the film is good but unfortunately the humour never takes off.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
3rd
Moore proves he can make fictional movies nearly as well as he can make documentaries.
Rated 06 Jan 2009
46
45th
Although done in '95, it feels almost like an '80's movie. I didn't like it as much as other films involving Candy.
Rated 24 Dec 2007
89
89th
I'll tell you one thing about Canada, the beer sucks...
Rated 22 Nov 2007
20
3rd
OK I see what Michael Moore was doing: a "liberal" flick with dumb humor to appeal to blue-collar folks. But this blue-collar kid did not laugh once. Part of the problem is the presence of privileged second-raters like Alan Alda and Rhea Perlman. But the bigger problem is that Michael Moore has no knack for writing comedy. He discovers comedy, sure. But writing it: that requires subtlety and an angular approach to the material. This is awful. And kinda sad.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
29th
Fun satire. Nothing outstanding.
Rated 20 Aug 2007
62
64th
The film it's self is pretty hilarious if you like John candy, however it is somewhat dated humor.
Rated 25 Aug 2013
64
39th
Too many failed jokes drag this down but it is not nearly as terrible as I imagined. There are quite a few laughs in this.

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