Sicko

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The Weinstein Company Released 2007

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Director:
Michael Moore
Released:
2007
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Sicko is a documentary film regarding controversial topics in the United States healthcare system directed by legendary documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. The film was released in 2007 and received critical acclaim from around the world, including a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Moore criticizes the United States healthcare system, more specifically the dictatorial pharmaceutical business, as well as the health insurance industry that dominate the country. He delves into the realities of the healthcare system in the United States, and compares them to the non-for-profit universal healthcare systems of Canada, France, and Cuba. Through extensive interviewing of doctors, patients, pharmacists, political figures, and civilians, Moore is able to expose to the public some of the issues average American's face as a result of the unjust system. Similary, he explains how things could change for the better should the United States adopt a system more like it's neighboring countries. You don't have to be politically active or a healthcare reformist to watch this movie. If nothing else, Sicko will broaden your knowledge on the seemingly unjust healthcare system which rules in the United States today.moreless

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  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Sicko is likely Moore's most important, most impressive, most provocative film, and it's different from his others in significant ways.

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Sicko is the least controversial and most broadly appealing of Mr. Moore's movies. (It is also, perhaps improbably, the funniest and the most tightly edited.) The argument it inspi...

  • 70

    Variety

    An affecting and entertaining dissection of the American health care industry, showing how it benefits the few at the expense of the many.

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    inspiring stories, family tragedy, insatiable greed, evil company, controversial