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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This volcanically funny and seriously scary look at America's obsession with guns is meant to shake us up good. And it does. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Documentary reaches an exalted level of filmmaking. It explains the very fabric of American society. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Irreverent, provocative and provoking. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Moore brilliantly unmasks the inanity of the arguments used in the debate over gun control in America. He then undermines himself by leaping into the blame game without supporting his central thesis, that the media is what makes teens like the ones at Columbine turn around and shoot up their schools. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Moore's best movie, and one of the most blisteringly effective polemics and documentaries ever. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Both hilarious and sorrowful. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    That broad range of subject matter is indicative of the messy, meandering structure of the movie. But if Moore fails to tie this unwieldy movie into a lucid thesis, at least every tangent he chases down has its own payoff. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Moore's roving essay feels even more urgent now than it did when the jury had to make up an award to honor it at the Cannes film festival in May. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Imperfect as it may be, Bowling for Columbine is riveting stuff. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Moore turns the camera on himself too often for comfort, but he provides an eye-opening array of facts and revelations. show more

  • March 26, 2013 karinkdf82
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    It makes us uncomfortabe because it\'s factual.

  • March 28, 2009 TUMBLESAM12
    Report This User

    Yes he does bring in some effective comedy but Michael Moore just pisses me off most of the time in this movie.

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