Michael Moore in TrumpLand
Directed byMichael Moore
Produced byMichael Moore
StarringMichael Moore
Narrated byMichael Moore
CinematographyJim Zunt
Edited byDoug Abel
Release date
Running time
73 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
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 aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 54%, based on 35 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10.[17] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average 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:

See also


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  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 January 18, 2021.
  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. Archived from the original on November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  23. ^ "Michael Moore in TrumpLand". Channel Jim. Archived from the original on October 22, 2018. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
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