• Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Bowling for Columbine

Release Date: October 18th, 2002

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2003

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Political documentary filmmaker Michael Moore explores the circumstances that lead to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and, more broadly, the proliferation of guns and the high homicide rate in America. In his trademark provocative fashion, Moore accosts Kmart corporate employees and pleads with them to stop selling bullets, investigates why Canada doesn't have the same excessive rate of gun violence and questions actor Charlton Heston on his support of the National Rifle Association.

Cast: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Dick Clark, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, John Nichols, Matt Stone

Director: Michael Moore

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Dog Eat Dog Films, Salter Street Films International, United Broadcasting Inc.

Keywords: 1990s , Quest , Engaging , Amusing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Irreverent, provocative and provoking. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

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

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