Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine (2002)

A look at America's love affair with firearms and the pathology of violence in the United States, which has the highest gun-murder rate in the world. The question of why Canada - with 7 million guns for its total of 10 million… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may not always convince, Bowling for Columbine asks important questions and provokes thought.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

All in all, Mr. Moore has given us a lot to think about in Bowling for Columbine, and he has entertained us royally in the process.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Bowling for Columbine would never be mistaken for even-handed, but it is at least a sincere attempt to find the source of this country's inability to curb gun violence and murder.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A frustrating film that asks more questions than answers.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Fascinating, thought-provoking, often fitfully funny and sometimes devastatingly sad.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A sweeping, sometimes insightful and often funny look at America's culture of violence.

Michael Dequina

Agree with his messages or not, there's no denying the effectiveness of Moore's presentation.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A worthy successor to Roger & Me.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal.

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Rob Gonsalves

For all its gallows humor and choked laughter of disbelief, it feels rather soul-sick and bewildered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
You may not agree with Moore's sometimes questionable methods, but there is no denying that he presents some very strong arguments in this important,… More
Sophie Burgess
A pretty good look into what happened at Columbine, however although it sets out the premise of being about Columbine, I believe it really is about guns in… More
xGary Xx
Michael Moore examines the social climate which resulted in the massacre at Columbine High School, when two socially awkward students armed themselves with… More
Alex roy
Bowling for Columbine is a great documentary film from filmmaker Michael Moore. The film takes a look at America's obsession with guns. The film is very… More
Lucas Martins
A terrific portrait of a America full of fears and violence, a great masterpiece by Michael Moore. Fresh.
Bethany Murphy
Exceptional. I have always followed the story about the 'Columbine Shootings' and to see the victims of it was so poignant and heart wrenching. Really… More