Bowling for Columbine

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Must-see gun violence documentary is brutal.

R 2002 120 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 15+

let's go Bowl

A look back at the Columbine shooting 20 years ago. Still actual 20 years later.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 16+

incomplete but still informative

I watched this movie looking for answers about what triggered this particular mass shooting. I didn't get an answer there like I was hoping to, but I did get some answers to the problem of gun violence in general. Michael Moore is not unbiased, as he is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. To see a member of the NRA strongly favor stricter gun laws is commendable all by itself. Moore obviously sees the gun issue from both sides. Watching this movie may or may not give you all the answers you're looking for, but it will give you some. This movie is depressing but needed.

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