Michael Moore in TrumpLand

Michael Moore in TrumpLand
Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Michael Moore
Starring Michael Moore
Narrated by Michael Moore
Cinematography Jim Zunt
Edited by Doug Abel
Release date
Running time
73 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Box office $149,090[2]

Michael Moore in TrumpLand is a 2016 documentary film by Michael Moore[3][4][5][6][7] about the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. The film is based on a one-person show that Moore originally wanted to perform in Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio on October 7, but management of the Midland Theatre chose not to honor a rental contract.[8][9][10] He eventually held the show at the Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio, with the movie based on a recording of that performance over two nights in October.[11][12]


The film's premiere, just 11 days after it was shot, was on October 18, 2016[13] at the IFC Center in New York City, where tickets for the 400 seat venue were given out to the public for free.[14] The premiere was followed by a Q&A with Moore.[15] General showings around the United States started October 19, with the announcement of digital downloads available in the near future. Moore had announced the event on Twitter.[16]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 55%, based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10.[17] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[18]

In a mixed review, The Guardian wrote, "TrumpLand is a fascinating document, but undeniably awkward in presentation."[19][20] A critic for the WAZ commented that others would not be convinced by the film after the premiere.[1]

International releases

The film was broadcast in:

  • the UK and Ireland on Channel 4 on October 29,[21]
  • the Netherlands on NPO 3 on October 30, 2016 by VPRO[22]
  • Finland on Jim on November 1, 2016.[23]
  • Norway on NRK1 (the main Norwegian TV channel) on November 3, 2016[24]
  • Sweden on SVT 1 on November 7, 2016
  • Denmark on TV2 on November 8, 2016
  • Australia on One on November 8, 2016
  • Israel on YES VOD, November 2016

See also


  1. 1 2 Kalischewski, Jennifer. "Warum der Film "Michael Moore in Trumpland" Kritiker nicht überzeugt | WAZ.de". www.derwesten.de. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  3. "Michael Moore Reveals Surprise Donald Trump Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  4. Murphy, Mekado (2016-10-18). "Michael Moore's October Surprise: 'TrumpLand' Documentary". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  5. "Surprise: Michael Moore Made A Movie About Donald Trump That's Out Tonight | SPIN". Spin. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  6. "Michael Moore secretly made a movie about Donald Trump, and now he's premiering it". Business Insider. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  7. Reilly, Katie. "Michael Moore Is Releasing a Surprise Documentary About Donald Trump". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-10-18.
  8. "Newark's Midland Theatre turns away filmmaker Michael Moore". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  9. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand - Doku über Donald Trump überraschend veröffentlicht". moviepilot.de. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  10. "Midland Theatre - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  11. "Michael Moore denied Midland Theatre show". Newark Advocate (USA Today Network). 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
  12. Genzlinger, Neil (2016-10-19). "Review: 'Michael Moore in TrumpLand' Isn't About Donald Trump". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  13. "Michael Moore bringt Film über Donald Trump ins Kino". Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  14. Zeitchik, Steven. "Michael Moore's flash film 'TrumpLand' aims to defeat Trump and help Clinton win the White House". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  15. ONLINE, RP. "Premierenvorstellung: Großes Interesse an Michael Moores Trump-Film". RP ONLINE. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  16. Allgemeine, Augsburger. "Michael Moore bringt Film über Donald Trump raus: "gewagt und urkomisch"". Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  17. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  18. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand". Metacritic. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  19. Hoffman, Jordan (2016-10-19). "Michael Moore in TrumpLand review – part dingus, part holy roller aiming to help Clinton". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  20. Hoffman, Jordan (2016-10-19). "Michael Moore gets behind Hillary Clinton at surprise TrumpLand film screening". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  21. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand - All 4". Channel 4. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  22. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand - VPRO". VPRO. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  23. "Michael Moore in TrumpLand". Channel Jim. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  24. https://tv.nrk.no/guide/03-11-20162016.
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