Capitalism: A Love Story
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Michael Moore returns to controversial territory with this documentary examining the events that led to the global financial crisis. Bob and Harvey Weinstein executive produce the film, but won't be involved in its distribution, with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Love him or hate him, Capitalism captures Michael Moore in his muckraking element -- with all the Moore-centric showmanship that entails.

Ben Walters
Time Out

The thesis that rapacious capitalism has horrific social consequences is credible and well illustrated, if hardly eye-opening to European viewers.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Smart-alecky and simplistic? Yeah. And primo Moore.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Docu on corporate misdeeds names names, makes mistakes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Michael Moore is more serious than ever before, offering us another very well-edited and thought-out documentary that manages to leave us outraged and indignant… More
Candy Rose
I love these type of documentaries. It investigates the cause of the economic crisis in US and how taxpayers have had to bail out the rich corporates. Most… More
xGary Xx
Michael Moore once again takes on the capitalist establishment and describes how a system that once worked for all was perverted and resulted in the… More
Manu Gino
"This is capitalism. A system of taking and giving... mostly taking." This is one smart real film. This is a scary world we live in, we are ruled by… More
Lucas Martins
A shocking and interesting film by Michael Moore, other terrific vision about a USA problem. Fresh.
Chris Weber
Michael moore has a good heart, and he does his homework, even if he does do some manipulations and resort to gimmicks once in a while. All of that does apply… More