Bowling For Columbine (2002)

Rated R. Whenever the content is political, F bombs tend to get dropped around here.

Bowling For Columbine

We tackle a Michael Moore documentary for the 3rd time on this channel in this 425th Ellises’ Analysis and this movie is about as politically divisive as anything the funny activist has ever made. The man has been remarkably influential from the beginning of his career, but especially after this highly successful documentary came out and asked if America is full of gun nuts or are they just nuts. Why is America so cuckoo for guns and, worse, tend to use them so often on their fellow Americans? Of course, we agree with Moore’s views and his message in Bowling For Columbine, but unfortunately the execution is messy, especially in the unsatisfying ending with Charlton Heston. So the picture is far from perfect, but the issue is too…and it’s become an even bigger problem than it was 20 years ago. So deliver your speech to rich movie stars at lavish ceremonies despite boos raining down on you as we dole out the dealio in Bowling For Columbine.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2002 U.S. Box Office

2002 in film

2002 Academy Award winners & nominees

Michael Moore’s Oscar acceptance speech

Links: Roger & Me and Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko

Previously on The Ellises’ Analysis: Welcome To The Dollhouse

January 24th on The Ellises’ Analysis: City Of God