Bowling For Columbine (2002)

“You don’t need no gun control. You know what you need? We need some bullet control. We need to control the bullets. I think all bullets should cost five thousand dollars. Five thousand dollars for a bullet. You know why? ‘Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars, there’d be no more innocent bystanders. Every time somebody get shot they’d be like, “Dang, he must’ve did somethin’! Sh*t, they put fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his as*!” And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars. “Man, I would blow your f*ckin’ head off… if I could *afford* it! I’m a get me another job, I’m a start saving some money, and you a dead man!”” – Chris Rock

Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Oct 2004 and 16 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Documentarian Michael Moore seeks out the reasons behind the school shooting in Columbine High School along with other student shooting incidents

My Take on it – I have always enjoyed watching Michael Moore films even if I don’t always agree with his politics and policies.

This is an amazing film that doesn’t really try to answer the questions it asks yet manages to keep raising more and more questions in order to try and get people to think of answers to those important questions.

The truth is that it matters little what anyone’s personal politics are when watching this film because Moore always finds a way to keep things extremely interesting and engaging while continuing to find unusual and unorthodox methods to pose his questions.

This film rightfully won an Oscar for Best Documentary.

Most documentaries are pretty one-sided and this one is no different yet this film still manages to find ways to give us so much fascinating information and tidbits on how the system of laws in the US work when it comes to the purchasing of firearms and ammunition.

Bottom Line – Amazing film that doesn’t end up giving us a final answer yet manages to raise so many questions that many people weren’t even aware of.  For this kind of film, it doesn’t matter if you agree with Moore’s political views or not because he is able to keep things entertaining and engaging the entire time largely due to his ability to ask questions sometimes in very unusual and unorthodox ways.  Rightfully won an Oscar for Best Documentary.  As with most documentaries. this film is pretty one-sided yet it still manages to bring up so many fascinating tidbits about how the system works in America.  Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Contrary to popular belief, South Park (1997) creator Trey Parker and co-creator Matt Stone had nothing to do with the animated section of this film. Stone was enraged, believing that Michael Moore had intentionally left the impression that he and Parker had made it. For that reason, Michael Moore was portrayed in an amusingly negative fashion in Parker and Stone’s film Team America: World Police (2004). (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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