Aroview: Essential viewing from the dir. of ROGER AND ME, constructing another entertaining and devastating critique of the contradictions of the US of A, here taking ‘gun culture’ in his sights.
Using the massacre at Columbine High School as its central example of America’s gun fascination gone horribly but logically awry, dir. Moore elicits a broad range of comments, explanations and testimonies from students, teachers, commentators, arms manufacturers and NRA lobbyists like Charlton Heston. While firmly on the side of disarmament, the emotional dismay aroused by Columbine and other killings give the film an intensity and pertinence that led to it becoming a surprise box-office hit (indeed the most financially successful documentary ever made.) Using his own humourous personality to brighten his interviews or lay ambushes for the unsuspecting, Moore offers and dissects various theories on the subject, some thoughtful, some grimly amusing, some perhaps too pat – finally it is his angry bafflement that speaks most eloquently.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Michael Moore exposes his county's obsession with guns, traveling to the heart of America interviewing some real characters along the way. He draws on the Columbine massacre to make his point & tells some eye-opening stories as a result of lax gun laws.~GenXGirl
5 stars (Exceptional) Michael Moore hits full stride in this insightful and though-provoking documentary that takes one of the deepest looks yet into the Columbine killings and America's gun-toting (sub?)culture. A must-see doco for the 21st century.~Tom H