Bowling for Columbine Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 30, 2008
Agree with his messages or not, there's no denying the effectiveness of Moore's presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
For all its gallows humor and choked laughter of disbelief, it feels rather soul-sick and bewildered.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
It may be more op-ed than journalistic, but that does not distract from the fact that BFC makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, thought provoking film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kam Williams
Global Rhythm Magazine
January 12, 2007
Why do Americans seem so inclined to slaughter one another? Once again, Michael Moore has once again waded into some rather murky waters to weigh in on a very thorny subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Even if his information is, oh, even 40% false... the ideas he is presenting need to be heard, examined, and reckoned with.
| Original Score: A-

Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 16, 2004
Moore's timing couldn't be better aimed for all Americans to search in their heart of hearts and ask why we live in a pathological gun culture.
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 14, 2003
Perhaps a world as outrageous as ours deserves a filmmaker as blunt as Michael Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 2, 2003
'Valiente ejercicio de uno de los pocos individuos pensantes por parte de Estados Unidos que se ha atrevido a hacerse escuchar'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
September 18, 2003
A classic of political debate.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
August 30, 2003
Try and find this film, watch it and talk about it. The issues that it covers are ones that beg to be discussed, and this piece has only scratched the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 17, 2003
..is a lively movie that gives us, we believe, a firm grasp on the side of pro-gun control activists while portraying gun rights supporters as purveyors of senseless violence.
| Original Score: 4/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
August 6, 2003
Las preguntas y sus posibles respuestas adquieren una dimensión mucho más impactante al ser formuladas por un estadounidense, o sea que la crítica proviene de adentro.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2003
No one would ever mistake Moore for anything but a mudslinging yellow journalist, but sometimes extreme issues require extreme measures.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Michael Moore clearly and convincingly expresses his rage at the way fear, violence and the ignorance they both breed are whittling away this country's soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 5, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

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February 1, 2004

Sydney Morning Herald
March 7, 2003

Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
Spiro Economopoulos
Senses of Cinema
January 29, 2003
Stephen Silver
American Dreamer
November 19, 2002

Guardian
November 19, 2002

Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002

This is London
November 16, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 3, 2002
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Arizona Republic
November 2, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 26, 2002

FilmFour.com
October 6, 2002
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