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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

14 Ratings: 2.6
Documentary movie

Michael Moore's superb documentary (following in the footsteps ofRoger & MeandThe Big One) tackles a meaty subject: gun control. Moore skillfully lays out arguments surrounding the issue and short-circuits them all, leaving one impossible question: … see full wiki

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5 reviews about Bowling for Columbine (2002)
review by . December 19, 2008
Bowling For Columbine, contrary to popular belief, does not challenge the issue of gun ownership rights in the United States. Instead, it compares the reasons behind gun-related violence and crimes in the US when compared with other countries that have equally high gun ownership rates, like Canada, where hunting is almost a national past time in many parts.    I don't see this film as a criticism of America in any way. Moore does a good job simply comparing American culture with …
review by . November 17, 2004
Pros: moving, powerful, insightful     Cons: the Charlton Heston interview because everyone else objects to it     The Bottom Line: Reasons number 8 through 14 why I want to move to Canada! ... Cheers to David Bowie for inspiring my title.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. I started writing a review of Bowling for Columbine more than three months ago, but I didn’t get very far. The film made …
review by . September 14, 2003
Pros: Michael Moore's humor     Cons: Unfocused - non logical - preachy     The Bottom Line: Preachy - arrogant - not logical - Stay away!     Let me start off stating that I am a big Michael Moore fan. I loved the Flint Michigan documentary, his TV show, and his general over the top style and waited for this film to come out on DVD. What a disappointment this was.      First Moore tackles Columbine and the reasons for …
review by . September 01, 2003
Bowling for Columbine is an entertaining hour and a half. But as the credits roll, you'll begin to have doubts about its value as a piece of journalism or, for that matter, even as a political polemic. It certainly demonstrates the power wielded by a documentary maker. That curious feeling that comes after an argument that's gone badly - "If only I'd said [Insert witty but devastating rejoinder here]" - must be something Moore's interviewees feel en masse. Moore himself doesn't have that problem: …
review by . June 02, 2003
This is not another dull, dry discussion regarding the issue of guns and gun ownership in America. Moore has an axe to grind (or ammunition to load?) and he does it with a style all his own. If you treasure the cliche of "if guns are made illegal, then only criminals will have guns" then you might as lessen your likelihood of suffering a stroke and buy a ticket to the next Charlton Heston Film Festival. But if it you seek a different viewpoint, one presented with wry and cynical humor, invest in …
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