Bowling for Columbine
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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 households - doesn't suffer from the horrific gun violence of its large neighbor to the south is examined.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"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."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A frustrating film that asks more questions than answers."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It may be more op-ed than journalistic, but that does not distract from the fact that BFC makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, thought provoking film."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Bowling for dollars"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Fascinating, thought-provoking, often fitfully funny and sometimes devastatingly sad."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A sweeping, sometimes insightful and often funny look at America's culture of violence."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Agree with his messages or not, there's no denying the effectiveness of Moore's presentation."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Why do Americans seem so inclined to slaughter one another? Once again, Michael Moore has once again waded into some rather murky waters to weigh in on a very thorny subject."
‑ Kam Williams, Global Rhythm Magazine
"Moore's timing couldn't be better aimed for all Americans to search in their heart of hearts and ask why we live in a pathological gun culture."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"A worthy successor to Roger & Me."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"For all its gallows humor and choked laughter of disbelief, it feels rather soul-sick and bewildered."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Even if his information is, oh, even 40% false... the ideas he is presenting need to be heard, examined, and reckoned with."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Perhaps a world as outrageous as ours deserves a filmmaker as blunt as Michael Moore."
‑ Jurgen Fauth,
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