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Critical Acclaim

"Bowling for Columbine" is riveting and scary, and its vision of a society racked by fear, riven by inequality and armed to the teeth is neither comforting nor easily wished away.
--A. O. Scott, The New York Times

"Screamingly funny one moment and unexpectedly moving the next."
--New York Post

"Thought-provoking, terrifying and absurdly hilarious."
--Craig Outhier, Orange Country

A "volcanically funny and seriously scary look at America's obsession with guns [that] is meant to shake us up good. And it does."
-- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Brilliant... Daring... Michael Moore Delivers a masterful documentary that one minute makes you laugh out loud, and then shocks you the next with a frankness that cuts to the core."
-- Steve Oldfield, FOX-TV

"Provocative... When Moore turns his caustic wit on America‚s trigger-happy culture, the result is by turns absurd and chilling"
-- Joelle Diderich, Reuters

"Rollicking, incendiary!"
-- Daily Variety

"Terrific... A rambunctious, disturbing, and often hilarious autopsy of American gun culture. Columbine has loads of entertainment value."
-- Richard Corliss, Time

"Flat-out Brilliant!"
-- Hollywood Reporter

"Bowling For Columbine is vintage Michael Moore. It's on my top 5 film list for the year. Moore's best film to date."
-- Tony Toscano/Talking Pictures (Salt Lake City)

"Michael Moore has done it again, the years most powerful documentary. An eye opener."
-- Jim Ferguson/KMSB-TV (Fox-Tucson)

"If you see one film this year, make it Bowling for Columbine. Miss it and you'll regret it.... Hands down one of the best films of the year.... Packed full of emotion, truth and a hard cutting edge of reality... Michael Moore get ready to receive your Oscar!"
-- Jeffrey K. Howard/The Movie Guys ABC News (Las Vegas)

"If you like your entertainment shaken and not stirred, then this powderkeg of guerilla filmmaking will leave you debating for days afterwards. Hilarious, frightening and in-your-face and utterly shocking all at once, Michael Moore, in his own inimitable style, shows that he's America's most unique filmmaker. I absolutely loved it - my favorite film this year. Bravo!"
-- Sam Hallenbeck NBC-TV "Daytime" Show / 100.7FM (Tampa)

"Michael Moore's Best Yet! The camera is mightier than the gun!"
-- Josephine Cheng/King-TV NBC (Seattle)

"Everyone must see this film. It is simultaneously moving, disturbing & hilarious. Don't miss it."
-- Mark S. Allen/KMAX-TV (UPN- Sacramento)

"A Heartfelt, funny, tragic and surprising look at violence in America"
-- Margaret McGurk, The Cincinatti Enquirer

"An epic documentary that will have you flinching even as you're doubled over from laughter."
-- Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News

"Scathing and fitfully satiric!"
-- Baltimore Sun

"It may be one of the most effective political/polemic films ever."
-- Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

"As funny and abrasive as his hit debut Roger & Me, and much more sorrowful."
-- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"This documentary will start fights all over the country, with the power of free speech and nothing else, I trust. Michael Moore goes where nobody else dares and does it with fearless wit. His ability to get people on all sides of an issue to open up is unmatched. His willingness to ask anybody anything and take whatever comes back his way without flinching is awesome. 'Bowling for Columbine' is a must-see for all--the advocates of both sides and the vast majority of us still trying to figure out one of the most disturbing trends of our time."
-- Patrick Stoner/WHYY/PBS (Philadelphia)


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