Beautiful Atrocities has an interesting look at how critics reacted to Fahrenheit 9/11 and The Passion of the Christ.
A.O. Scott, New York Times:F9/11: Mr. Moore’s populist instincts have never been sharper…he is a credit to the republic.
Passion: Gibson has exploited the popular appetite for terror and gore for what he and his allies see as a higher end.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer:F9/11: A masterful job of ridiculing the personality, intellect and employment resum