Bowling for Columbine (2002, USA/CDN/GER) C-120m. *** D: Michael Moore. Featuring Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Dick Clark. Eloquent, near-brilliant documentary (a deserving Oscar-winner) in which filmmaker Michael Moore takes the high school massacre at Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado, as a starting point to discuss the question why Americans are fascinated by guns and why more than 10,000 people are killed by firearms every year. At times shattering examination of a nation's sentiments, a must-see, even if Moore tends to see a conspiracy around every corner sometimes. Well-chosen climax leaves you with goosebumps. Also won awards in many other countries. Moore followed this with the even more controversial FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004).


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