Bowling for Columbine (Blu-ray) R

One nation under the gun
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: June 19, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Criterion Collection
  • Note: Michael Moore Makes a Movie, a new documentary featuring Moore, chief archivist Carl Deal, field producers Jeff Gibbs and Meghan O'Hara, and supervising producer Tia Lessin
    • Programs covering Moore's return to Colorado in 2002, his Oscar win, and three film-festival interviews with Moore
    • Excerpt from a 2002 episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Moore
    • "Corporate Cops," a 2000 segment from Moore's television series The Awful Truth
    • Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio
    • Subtitles - English

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2002 - Best Documentary Feature

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh95%

Total Count: 170


User Ratings: 203,045
Rating: 4/5 -- Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 22, 2010
Rating: 3.5/4 -- hits us with hard truths and thought-provoking inquiry while also making us laugh Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Aug 27, 2018
...Provocative stuff...
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 1, 2002
..[A] disturbing, infuriating and often very funny film....The camera collects quite a few odd, touching and unsettling moments...
New York Times
Oct 11, 2002
Rating: A -- It may be more op-ed than journalistic, but that does not distract from the fact that BFC makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, thought provoking film. Full Review
Film Scouts
Jun 21, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The most striking thing about Michael Moore's 2002 documentary, Bowling for Columbine, is how painfully relevant it still is. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jun 3, 2019
A frustrating film that asks more questions than answers. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009

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.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release Date: October 11, 2002

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