Capitalism: A Love Story


Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)


Critic Consensus: Love him or hate him, Capitalism captures Michael Moore in his muckraking element -- with all the Moore-centric showmanship that entails.


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Michael Moore returns to controversial territory with this documentary examining the events that led to the global financial crisis. Bob and Harvey Weinstein executive produce the film, but won't be involved in its distribution, with Moore opting instead to deal with Overture Films and Paramount Vantage.

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Critic Reviews for Capitalism: A Love Story

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (42)

The thesis that rapacious capitalism has horrific social consequences is credible and well illustrated, if hardly eye-opening to European viewers.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Michael Moore has succeeded in getting a film on this subject actually released in cinemas: a very sharp and entertaining one at that.

Feb 26, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Moore is always visually playful and subversive, and even when dealing with such serious and depressing topics entertaining; but he's also game enough to examine America's mythology of prosperity.

Nov 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Smart-alecky and simplistic? Yeah. And primo Moore.

Oct 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

As a filmmaker creating a product for a marketplace, supported by profit-seeking investors, he obviously has some comfort level with capitalism in the sense of doing business.

Oct 2, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Michael Moore is up to his old tricks in Capitalism: A Love Story, and that's sure to both infuriate, and entertain and inform, depending which side of the Michael Moore fence you stand on.

Oct 2, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore is more serious than ever before, offering us another very well-edited and thought-out documentary that manages to leave us outraged and indignant just as well over what people and a corrupt system are capable of doing for money.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Michael Moore once again takes on the capitalist establishment and describes how a system that once worked for all was perverted and resulted in the dumbfounding bank bail out scandal of recent years. Personally I think that the citizens of the U.S. in particular need to stop thinking of "socialism" as a dirty word; they have basically been brainwashed by their fat cat overlords into thinking that socialism is the same thing as "totalitarian communism" which is utterly absurd. Watching ordinary working class Joes describing Obama as a "socialist" as if a vote for him was like voting for Chairman Mao is frankly astonishing to anyone outside the American borders. Socialism is a system that works perfectly well within a capitalist framework and is basically just a set of rules organised around social justice and a fairer, more equitable distribution of wealth thus regulating the rich and powerful, preventing them from the wholesale exploitation of the lower classes (ie. the 95% of the rest us!). The current financial climate is frankly unsustainable and its logical conclusion would be the population of the Earth becoming the 1% of billionaires sitting in a nice eco-bubble of their own construction while the rest of the planet and its population rots away to apocalyptic oblivion like a old episode of Star Trek. It's about time the working and middle classes took the power back and realised that a vote for the corporate puppets that are the right wing conservative parties is like volunteering for slavery. Rant over!

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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A shocking and interesting film by Michael Moore, other terrific vision about a USA problem. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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I love these type of documentaries. It investigates the cause of the economic crisis in US and how taxpayers have had to bail out the rich corporates. Most shocking news - corporates like Wal-Mart, Bank of America, Proctor and Gamble benefit from the death of employees because of policies they have taken out in them.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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