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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 5, 2014
Moore evokes Pope Benedict XVI "Caritas in Veritate" and stresses the need that Judeo-Christian ethics, upon which his country was founded, must play a part in the recovery and stability of the financial sector.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 10, 2011
A lot of the old Moore is still obvious in Capitalism, his genuine belief in everyone pulling together his feel for a good public stunt but he's lost a little something. The social zeal of his best work has been replaced with a hint of fanaticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 27, 2010
As with all of Moore's films, this is really about the fall of The American Dream, with Moore acting as our tour guide into the rotten core of his beloved country. And once again, his heart is in the right place. If only he could keep his ego out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2010
This isn't just about pointing fingers at those who have gotten us into this mess, but about mobilizing working people to stop waiting for someone else to fix it, to stop sitting idly by while their wages, pensions, health care, and homes are stolen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
March 25, 2010
[Michael Moore] is cheeky, he's outrageous and he can get awfully full of himself... but he does have a way of getting your blood up...
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 13, 2010
Moore continues his career as provocateur with this often eloquent, occasionally muddled, bill of particulars which indicts Wall Street's ethos of greed. As with most of Moore's documentaries, the film is strongest when he's behind the camera, rather than
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
March 11, 2010
While Moore still stacks the deck, there are enough scenes portraying callously inhuman policies, such as the death peasant insurance, to pacify the viewer for two overlong hours.
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
February 26, 2010
A barbed study of the American economy puts capitalism in the dock but somehow fails to convict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
February 26, 2010
The thesis that rapacious capitalism has horrific social consequences is credible and well illustrated, if hardly eye-opening to European viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
February 26, 2010
Republicans have long used these methods to influence the public with great success - all Moore does is play them at their own highly effective game.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 26, 2010
For all his cheap tactics, Moore mounts a persuasive case that something is rotten in the current economic system.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 26, 2010
Michael Moore has succeeded in getting a film on this subject actually released in cinemas: a very sharp and entertaining one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 26, 2010
Funny, angry and deadly accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Mack
Little White Lies
February 26, 2010
The most interesting aspect of Capitalism is a strain of melancholic nostalgia that runs through its latter segments
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
February 26, 2010
Moore comes up with enough of these startling moments to keep us watching, though he's certainly stronger on huff and puff than concrete solutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 26, 2010
A troubling portrait of a country shaken by repossessions, exploitation and the rich sucking the life out of the poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 26, 2010
The film is good fun. Perhaps we have seen it all before, but you could say that of a sunrise. Every sunrise is different and Moore's are usually worth getting out of bed for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Walsh
Independent (UK)
February 26, 2010
Moore is marvellously indignant and confrontational (he tries to make a citizen's arrest of the AIG board), and dramatises moments of rebellion and fight-back with relish. But there's something self-righteous and teenage-lefty about his rhetoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 26, 2010
It may all feel a little obvious and heavy-handed in places but he makes a complex subject accessible and issues a call to arms that every hard-pressed homeowner will appreciate.

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
March 3, 2012
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