Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Award-winning director Yoav Shamir (Defamation, Checkpoint) sets out on an entertaining and insightful international quest, exploring the notion of heroism through a multi-faceted lens. ... See full summary »
The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed. In doing so, he learns that the conventional answers of easy availability of guns, violent national history, violent entertainment and even poverty are inadequate to explain this violence when other cultures share those same factors without the equivalent carnage. In order to arrive at a possible explanation, Michael Moore takes on a deeper examination of America's culture of fear, bigotry and violence in a nation with widespread gun ownership. Furthermore, he seeks to investigate and confront the powerful elite political and corporate interests fanning this culture for their own unscrupulous gain. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
In 2003 this became the first documentary to be nominated for and win a WGA Award for its screenplay. See more »
The film claims that that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold attended a bowling class on the morning of the massacre. This is incorrect as testified in a judicial review. See more »
[as Charlton Heston is walking away from Moore]
Mr. Heston? Just one more thing.
[Heston turns around]
This is who she is - or was.
[Moore holds up a picture of Kayla Holland]
This is her.
[Heston ignores Moore and continues to walk away]
Mr. Heston, please don't leave. Mr. Heston, please take a look at her. This is the girl.
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During the opening, archive footage is presented that claims the movie is presented by the National Rifle Association (NRA). See more »
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor (Choral), Opus 125
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Excerpts from Movement 4 "Presto - Ode to Joy" in the score starting at the bowling alley sequence See more »
Documentary by Michael Moore about the NRA and America's fascination with guns. Much of the footage deals with Columbine and the case in which a 6 year old boy shot to death a 6 year old girl. It all culminates in an interview with the head of the NRA Charlton Heston.
Riveting, chilling, hilarious and absolutely incredible movie despite what your views are on the gun issue. Moore's views are definetely anti-gun but he does try to show the opposite side also. Moore questions why there are so many killings in America by guns and almost none in other countries. He gives no real answers to this question but he raises a lot of interesting points and theories. I walked out of the theatre very shaken but, in a way, exhilirated. This is truly a great documentary.
I'm not going to review this fully--it's a movie you should see for yourself. A definite must-see.
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