Sicko (2007)

Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 29, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Driven by Michael Moore's sincere humanism, Sicko is a devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary about the state of America's health care.

Bob Mondello

There's plenty of grandstanding, most of it very funny. And in this instance, all that sizzle is selling the steak.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

'Sicko' is a quieter, more focused and less feral beast than its predecessor, 'Fahrenheit 9/11', but that's not saying much.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Sicko offers still plenty to get riled up about, but the firebrand ire of Fahrenheit 9/11 seems to have mellowed a little.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

If other countries can provide their people with universal health care, why can't we? If we can't, who are we?

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

One may quibble with Mr. Moore's anecdotal oversimplifications and his xenophilic fantasies, but he has struck a socio-psychic nerve in the body politic, generating a feeling of outrage that seems to be reverberating in every theater.

Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

While Moore's sins aren't nearly as terrible or significant as those of the political system to which he stands opposed, his unabashed tendency to talk down to his audience is symptomatic of our culture of mediocrity.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Though the focus occasionally strays, the film emerges as a fascinating exploration and powerful indictment of a pressing national problem. This is Moore's biggest, best and most impassioned work.

Jonathan F. Richards

This is a movie to see in a theater. It'a group experience. All through the show you'll hear people laughing, crying, muttering, cheering, sighing, swearing, and gasping. And at the end, chances are they'll be on their feet applauding.

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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out Chicago

Equal parts laugh-riot and call to arms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Of all the documentaries directed by Michael Moore, I felt that Sicko was one of his more lazy efforts. Though the film tackles another important subject… More
Wildaly M
Interesting documentary.
Sophie Burgess
Very interesting look into the world of the American health care. Michael Moore is very convincing but that's kind of the problem as if he stating his… More
Spencer S.
Michael Moore has a certain flair, a zest, a crazy sense for the every day struggles and accountabilities of the average person. Even if you're… More
Mike S
Shocking to say the least. Once again, Michael Moore makes me happy I'm not an American citizen. It's truly sad to see that the wealthiest country in… More
Thomas Johnston
Seeing things differently than Fox News is not always a bad thing!! lol