5 stars, (R)
Filmmaker Michael Moore (Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11) returns with a stupendously-crafted docu-commentary that looks at American capitalism with uncompromising scrutiny. Every single Michael Moore film has been building up to this one. In all of his films, including his comedy Canadian Bacon, Moore asks for change. He desperately wants something to happen for the good of our country. Notice that every new film of his takes on something wrong with America on a much larger scope than the last. Roger & Me dealt with one small town's poverty. Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko focused on huge issues involving the whole nation. These are all great films, but they lack one thing: hope. With Capitalism: A Love Story, Moore shows us a nation on the brink of a downfall, and suddenly, in its darkest hour, he shows the nation promise. There isn't resolution in Capitalism. The story is still being written. But we finally see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.