Capitalism: A Love Story

Rated 3.0

While documentarian Michael Moore’s latest free-form screed against corporate America proves he’s still a master at translating radical politics into a glibly humanist package, it does not represent Moore at his best. Perhaps the problem is that his reputation precedes him by this point—his every attempt to barge corporate offices like in the good ol’ days is met with an advance guard of uniformed security. Moore assembles the usual brazenly manipulative heartland human tragedies and cheeky film clips, but the movie works best as an expression of rage against a capitalist system that seems to encourage cruelty and failure. Capitalism: A Love Story mainly underlines the point of Moore’s filmography—namely, that corporations and the government are treating humans like objects, whether by stealing taxpayer money via bailout or by gambling on the untimely deaths of their employees.