American cinema’s curmudgeon-in-chief Michael Moore unleashes his gadfly persona on both Republican and Democratic leaders in this documentary about how our nation has plummeted into incivility and massive government chicanery since Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016. Moore shows the same level of outrage as he did in his Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine (2002)—gun control is an issue that looms large in this film as well—but there’s even more urgency in his call for U.S. citizens to take grassroots action against corruption on state and federal levels. He paints former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as moving the Democratic party so far to the right as to be almost kissing cousins to the Republicans, and he views the large number of women running for office in the coming midterms as a possible corrective. The director’s comparisons between Trump and Adolf Hitler are overblown, but it’s useful to be reminded that demagogues and oligarchs do not, as he puts it, fall out of the sky—they are ruthless opportunists who identify weaknesses in the public’s political will, and then labor to crush that will altogether.