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

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD 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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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

I don't like Michael Moore. He cheats. When a film is presented as a documentary we expect some kind of journalistic search for truth ... But questions he raises about guns and violence ...add an immediacy to questions he asks that we all need to answer.

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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

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

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A worthy successor to Roger & Me.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

By turns hilarious, infuriating, moving, manipulative, self-serving and, most importantly, absolutely required viewing.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A frustrating film that asks more questions than answers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
With the school shooting in Colorado as a starting point Moore questions America's mood and resolution: Are guns the answer to the difficulties our society… More
Lucas Martins
A terrific portrait of a America full of fears and violence, a great masterpiece by Michael Moore. Fresh.
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