Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon (1995)

In Michael Moore's political satire, the U.S. president (Alan Alda) decides to wage a cold war against Canada in an attempt to reverse his slipping popularity, and, as a result, he drives a small group of incensed Canadians to take… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 22, 1995
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Brown
Times (UK)

It is painful to watch the documentary maverick of Roger and Me make such a botch of his actors in Canadian Bacon.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

The best thing you can say about this scattershot political satire is that the late John Candy's next-to-last picture is relatively funnier and less depressing than his valedictory Wagons East.

Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

Falls entirely short of its potential

Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

A limp, ill-scripted caper.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Moore's agit-prop is mildly amusing, but far too preachy to hold water.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Let's leave the poking fun at Canadians to those who do it best - Canadians.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

A dreadful waste of top talent.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Moore's only non-docu is a misfire, a diffuse, unfunny political satire that only John Candy's most avid fans might enjoy.

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Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com

A funny, underrated little gem that doesn't say much for Michael Moore as a fictional director, but does showcase his talents as a writer. The last decent John Candy film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Michael Moore's comedy may not be for everyone as evidenced by the disparity of reviews here ... but I laughed throughout. The jokes may not be huge,… More
Tim Salmons
I'm very fond of this. To me, it's a comfort food kind of movie. A very simple plot with lots of great comedic actors, a great script full of some… More
Phil Hubbs
Very clever and very amusing comedy staring yet not centred around John Candy, this is more of a vehicle for many good character actors including Alan Alda, Rip… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A junk-box of a movie. It all feels cheap. The scenes in the CN-Tower were alright. The dull script didn't let John Candy be his usual funny self. SCTV is… More
Alex roy
Canadian Bacon is a very underrated comedy. Directed by documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Canadian Bacon tells the story of an unpopular U.S President trying… More
Jason Spencer
Sucky way to end a career.