Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the global economic meltdown and the bailout of private financial institutions funded by massive amounts of U.S. taxpayer money.
" While it's amusing to watch Moore on camera plaster the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange with crime-scene tape, when Moore goes through his customary security-guard harassment in another segment, it's hard not to think: Here we go again. "
" Smart-alecky and simplistic? Yeah. And primo Moore. "
" Like most of his movies, this will probably make your blood boil, but it functions at a level of such blubbering emotionality that it might as well be a Glenn Beck rant. "
" With Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore delivers his liveliest, most radical film to date. "
" The lack of a factual backbone will be catnip for conservatives who attack everything that Moore does, regardless of the validity of his arguments. "
" As a filmmaker creating a product for a marketplace, supported by profit-seeking investors, he obviously has some comfort level with capitalism in the sense of doing business. "
" For all his lack of objectivity and occasional fact-twisting, Moore takes on dauntingly complex subjects and turns them into hugely entertaining, provocative pictures. "
" Capitalism is alternately moving and disheartening, energizing and enervating. "
" In a movie long on symbols, dead peasants are the most egregious, but a close second would be the rah-rah "confidential" Citibank memo about the United States having become a "plutonomy." "
" The result is a film that stands as one of Moore's finest arguments. It's also one of his funniest, if you accept that the jokes are all of the gritted-teeth variety. "
" There's a simmering anger here that hasn't been present since Moore first burst upon the cinematic world with Roger and Me. "
" Isn't every Michael Moore film ultimately about capitalism? This one just has a more facetious title. "
" The thesis that rapacious capitalism has horrific social consequences is credible and well illustrated, if hardly eye-opening to European viewers. "
" Michael Moore is up to his old tricks in Capitalism: A Love Story, and that's sure to both infuriate, and entertain and inform, depending which side of the Michael Moore fence you stand on. "
" Capitalism may be flawed, but it is nevertheless entertaining. Which counts for a lot. "
" In passages, the movie is eloquent. In sum, it is scattershot. Organization is not Moore's strongest suit; indignation is. "
" Moore is always visually playful and subversive, and even when dealing with such serious and depressing topics entertaining; but he's also game enough to examine America's mythology of prosperity. "
" The film's title is never explained. What does Moore mean? Maybe it's that capitalism means never having to say you're sorry. "
" The script gradually becomes an ambiguous mixture of hope and desperation; at times it feels almost bipartisan in its politics. "
" Moore is much better at indicting culprits than providing solutions. "
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