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The big picture,
This review is from: Bowling for Columbine [DVD]  (DVD)
I was impressed by Moore's approach to this difficult problem, because he chose to take the difficult way. This documentary is made by someone who clearly loves his country, but realizes something is going wrong. And he wants to understand what is going on.
It would have been much easier to blindly hate the States and make a movie which simply blames the NRA, a couple of politicians and gun lobby groups, for example. Easy, simply dividing the world in good versus bad. Luckily, Moore is clever enough to start digging deeper than that. His conclusion is quite open in the end, hinting at issues like social security, weapon policies (commercial and political), school systems, violence in mass media, our role as citizens, social dynamics - with respect and attention for the way ordinary people like you and me have to deal with this. You get the big picture on a macro and micro level at the same time. It makes Moore's analysis relevant for anybody in any country.
This is a brilliant documentary, essential stuff for anyone who is concerned with western socio-politics. Go see this movie.