Overall impression: This was an excellent documentary that everyone should watch. Very well done.
The creator, Cassie Jaye, admits she went into this with an agenda, and instead of pushing that agenda at all costs, you see snippets of her struggling to "cough up the red pill" as it were. She's forced to seriously rethink her position, and even when she tries to shut out what makes her uncomfortable, it gets through. And she admits this freely. She is definitely uncomfortable with seeing the realities that go against her perceptions, but she embraces that for the sake of growing as a person.
Rather than have an objective argument about the pros and cons of each side of the argument, Cassie lets them speak for themselves while she just listens, throwing in the occasional added question to get a bit more information. The viewer is allowed to make up their own mind, based on the words of the people she interviews.
I think that's why so many in the feminist camp are seething about this film. The MRA side comes across as rational, focused, and calmly delivers their message without any malice or attempt to strike back at feminists. They treat Cassie not as an enemy, but as an equal who has a different opinion, so they want to explain their side in the hopes of reaching a common ground. They appear to genuinely want to persuade people to see their point of view and come together to help everyone. And throughout the interviews, they are calm, articulate, well-spoken, and try to have an actual conversation about issues.
Virtually all of the feminists, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. They're shrill, smug, condescending, and dismissive. They speak as if anyone who disagrees is an ignorant child. "Big Red" is especially egregious. Even in a one-on-one interview with Cassie, she is arrogant, aggressive, quick to insult others and use profanity, and carries an air of smug entitlement about her (which is funny, given the clip where she calls one of the MRA's "Mister Entitlement"). As a whole, they come across as dogmatic, and use the same debunked arguments over and over, and stumble over their words as if they're completely incensed that someone would dare question their gospel.
And even if the dichotomy presented in the film were entirely the result of editing, the backlash against it just solidifies it even more. The incessant cries from the left of how terrible this film is, the attempts to ban it, the media smear campaign. All of it reeks of a group who doesn't want anyone questioning their carefully constructed narrative, lest it fall apart like a house of cards. When I searched for "The Red Pill banned", the first result was a Vice headline titled "Why Australian Men's Rights Activists Had Their Bullshit Documentary Banned" I'll let the title speak for itself...
All in all, this was an excellent film that I would recommend to anyone. The outrage and backlash against it do nothing but further prove the point Cassie Jaye is trying to make.