Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore (2) (2002)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
What are the root causes of America's alarming gun-related annual death toll? Michael Moore leaves no stone unturned in this Oscar-winning documentary, addressing such issues such as US foreign policy, race, welfare and the post-9/11 climate of fear. Whether opening a bank account that comes with a free rifle or harassing a retail giant for selling the type of bullets used at the 1999 Columbine school massacre, Moore makes his points with a mix of humour and pathos. This is an important, outspoken film, if not an easy one to watch, with Moore's confrontation with National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston proving especially uncomfortable. While Moore has been branded by some commentators as "unpatriotic" for his views, Bowling for Columbine urges you to think about what patriotism really means.

Summary

Michael Moore's thought-provoking, Oscar-winning documentary exploring America's love affair with firearms. Going beyond public opinion, the film-maker examines corporate and political influence, visiting a bank where weapons are given to customers, as well as talking to Charlton Heston, one of the most famous proponents of every American's right to bear arms.

Cast & Crew

Michael Moore Michael Moore (2)
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson
Dick Clark Dick Clark
James Nichols James Nichols
Matt Stone Matt Stone
Barry Glassner Barry Glassner
Richard Castaldo Richard Castaldo
Director Michael Moore (2)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 15 Nov 2002
Documentary