Fahrenheit 9/11 is a hit with film critics -- even in some of those Red states. The Dallas Morning News' film reviewer gives the movie a measured appraisal, but both daily papers in Salt Lake City had positive things to say about the documentary, even Mormon-owned Deseret Morning News, which gave the film 3 out of 4 stars. The Salt Lake Tribune, meanwhile, gave the film 3 1/2 out of 4 stars in a review almost as glowing as the New York Times'.
But a film as controversial as this is bound to get some bad reviews. The Detroit Free Press gave the movie 2 stars -- only 1 more star than it gave "White Chicks." Christopher Hitchens tore the film apart on Slate recently, and Salon's Stephanie Zacharek roasted it on Tuesday.