Bowling for Columbine

Closed Capationed Director: Michael Moore  Rated: R: Restricted
One nation under the gun.
Bowling for Columbine
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2002 - Best Documentary Feature

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/11/2002
"..[A] disturbing, infuriating and often very funny film....The camera collects quite a few odd, touching and unsettling moments..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/11/2002
"...Moore's concern about issues is genuine..."
USA Today - 10/11/2002
"...If Moore is constantly grinding axes, he is always sharpening his irony, too..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/01/2002
"...Provocative stuff..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2002
"...Brilliant....One must salute Moore's bravely radical thesis..."
Total Film - 12/01/2002
"...BOWLING is a 12-course feast for thought. Listen to Moore for just a few minutes and you can't help but get fired up..."

Product Description:

Filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore asks some serious questions as he probes the depths of America's trigger-happy gun culture in the insightful and amusing documentary, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE. Guns in America are used to kill an average of more than 11,000 people per year. This death toll is obscenely out of balance with other first world countries, which generally average a total in double digits. Experts and analysts have pointed to America's bloody history as a reason, but how does that explain the lower murder rate in Germany' Violent entertainment has also been fingered, but how does this account for staggeringly low numbers in Japan, home of the most violent entertainment video games on the market.

Moore's trademark comedic tone is razor-sharp as his quest leads him everywhere from Littleton Colorado's Columbine High School to the home of NRA President Charlton Heston. Moore, oddly enough a lifetime NRA member, makes his main target the news media, but also fires away at inefficient welfare programs, Dick Clark, and Kmart. The latter is even compelled to make a major policy change in their stores due to one of Moore's confrontational stunts. This exploration into America's obsession with guns is disarmingly humorous, but Moore also asks challenging questions and fearlessly seeks responsible parties, making the film an effective call for more social awareness as well.

Plot Keywords:

American History | Documentary | Essential Cinema | Guns | High School Students | Interviews | Politics | Satire | Social Issues | Theatrical Release | Violence

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release Date: October 11, 2002

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  • Sales Rank: 74,510
  • UPC: 027616882264
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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