Capitalism: A Love Story
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Twenty years after his influential debut, Roger & Me, Michael Moore returns to his roots by pulling back the curtain on capitalism to reveal the insidious role it has played in the destruction of the American dream for many people. Back in 1989, auto workers in Flint, MI, were lamenting layoffs and wondering how they would support their families without jobs to pay the bills, or benefits to ensure their health. Flash forward two decades, when cities all across the country are feeling the same pressures that Flint residents were back when GM left them high and dry. With an average of 14,000… More
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"The thesis that rapacious capitalism has horrific social consequences is credible and well illustrated, if hardly eye-opening to European viewers."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"As a filmmaker creating a product for a marketplace, supported by profit-seeking investors, he obviously has some comfort level with capitalism in the sense of doing business."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Moore evokes Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in Veritate" and stresses the need that Judeo-Christian ethics, upon which his country was founded, must play a part in the recovery and stability of the financial sector."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"As with all of Moore's films, this is really about the fall of The American Dream, with Moore acting as our tour guide into the rotten core of his beloved country. And once again, his heart is in the right place. If only he could keep his ego out of it."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The constant quotations from the Founding Fathers suggest his real concern is a somewhat nebulous betrayal of the American Dream."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Moore is always visually playful and subversive, and even when dealing with such serious and depressing topics entertaining; but he's also game enough to examine America's mythology of prosperity."
‑ Ruth Hessey, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Michael Moore is up to his old tricks in Capitalism: A Love Story, and that's sure to both infuriate, and entertain and inform, depending which side of the Michael Moore fence you stand on."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A lot of the old Moore is still obvious in Capitalism, his genuine belief in everyone pulling together his feel for a good public stunt but he's lost a little something. The social zeal of his best work has been replaced with a hint of fanaticism."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"This isn't just about pointing fingers at those who have gotten us into this mess, but about mobilizing working people to stop waiting for someone else to fix it, to stop sitting idly by while their wages, pensions, health care, and homes are stolen."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"Moore continues his career as provocateur with this often eloquent, occasionally muddled, bill of particulars which indicts Wall Street's ethos of greed. As with most of Moore's documentaries, the film is strongest when he's behind the camera, rather than"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Smart-alecky and simplistic? Yeah. And primo Moore."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"While it's amusing to watch Moore on camera plaster the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange with crime-scene tape, when Moore goes through his customary security-guard harassment in another segment, it's hard not to think: Here we go again."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Docu on corporate misdeeds names names, makes mistakes."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"[Michael Moore] is cheeky, he's outrageous and he can get awfully full of himself... but he does have a way of getting your blood up..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"While Moore still stacks the deck, there are enough scenes portraying callously inhuman policies, such as the death peasant insurance, to pacify the viewer for two overlong hours."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
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