U.N. Me | Movie review
A doc on outrages at the U.N. suffers from a lack of focus.
For those seeking a new outlet to vent their vestigial NATO anger, this exposé on corruption in the United Nations is quietly surfacing on VOD and in theaters. Director Ami Horowitz, who serves as an onscreen guide, has one overarching idea: The U.N. is now a hopeless bureaucracy that’s abandoned its original, idealistic goals, having failed to stop terrorism, the spread of nuclear weapons and egregious violations of human rights. There’s certainly no shortage of outrage-worthy detail, but the doc’s lack of focus, coupled with some poor sourcing, makes its arguments seem specious when they might be strong. Horowitz’s shtick, essentially Michael Moore’s aggression without the humor, is a deal-breaker. (Available on VOD Fri 1; also at AMC River East 21.)