Sicko

Sicko

DVD - 2007
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Combining powerful poersonal testimonies with shocking statistics, Michael Moore pulls the curtain back on the greedy HMOs, drug companies and the congressment who keep us ill. Traveling to Canada, England, France, and Cuba - where free universal health care is the norm, he forces the question: Why can't this happen in the U.S.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Company, c2007.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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KennyBania
Mar 16, 2016

Another pseudo-documentary by Moore... one-sided, bends the facts, and not worthy of C- in a high school A-V class.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 14, 2016

Another excellent documentary by Moore to target the inadequacy and unfairness of the American health system. I am sure some examples were probably presented in a slightly biased fashion to enhance the dramatic effect. Still, the message was loud and clear, and well presented.

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akirakato
May 15, 2014

This is a 2007 documentary directed by Michael Moore.
The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.
The movie compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada,
the United Kingdom, France and Cuba.
Fifty million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape.
If you're a Canadian, you'll definitely feel happier living in Canada.

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JonMorgan
Feb 20, 2014

I'm a longtime Michael Moore fan, and some of his movies are better than others. But I think this is his best one yet.

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koolsheena
May 16, 2013

My uncle (my mom's best friend's husband) is in this movie! I had to give it five stars! Also, everyone should know about this subject. This documentary was truly educational for me.

owllover Apr 21, 2013

That's it. As soon as I finish my bachelor's in the US I'm transfering to a canadian university for my master's and moving there. America is screwed.

xaipe Jul 05, 2012

I really liked "Sicko". Yes, it has Moore's usual flamboyant arguments, but who's going to watch a movie laced with statistics & charts? However, here are a few which are relevant:
Fact (source: US 2012 Federal Budget):
Amount budgeted for the military - 60%, for health & human services - 7%. I for one am sicko of the U.S. being constantly at war and constantly trolling to start another one. Reminds me of Orwell's "1984".
I speak as someone who has lived in countries with national health systems (U.K. & Germany) and I can verify that they work very well. They're not perfect, but everyone receives good health care which is more than the USA can say; and they have longer life expectancies, and lower infant mortality rates. Insurance companies have spent a fortune to convince Americans that a national health system is bad i.e. "socialism." "Socialism" like Medicare or Social Security? The U.K. spends 8.2% of its GDP on health care, Germany spends 10.6%, Canada 10%. The USA spends 15.3% of its GDP with a large segment of its population not covered. Wake up America!

acatlover78 Dec 17, 2011

THIS FILM SHOULD BE MANDATORY. WE PAY TWICE AS MUCH FOR OUR HEALTH CARE THAN CANADA AND EUROPE AND THEY LIVE LONGER. WHAT A COUNTRY.

macabrescribe May 28, 2011

Before I begin my tirade, I feel the need to say here that I do not consider myself a republican or a conservative. Now, on with the review... Look, if you are a bleeding-heart Michael Moore fan, you will love Sicko. If you are a bleeding-heart truth enthusiast, you will despise Sicko. I mean, considering almost all the information contained within the "documentary" is either skewed or completely made up, this movie is not very truthful at all. Granted, Michael Moore has always been known for being a giant bag of excrement, so the sleazy number twisting and the crooked manipulation of fact is not too unpredictable. How can you trust a movie about a nation when the filmmaker admittedly abhors the nation and has stated on multiple occasions that the citizens within it are all idiots?

aaa5756 Apr 05, 2011

A++ for Michael Moore!!! A must see for all!!!!!!!

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lisamendez24
Nov 06, 2016

Must see Film... I cried beginning to end... Watch extra features as well... Very important to share with others

aaa5756 Aug 16, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Sunnchilde Aug 05, 2011

"I have a question. Who are we?"

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lucky Feb 15, 2009

Michael Moore has made this wonderfully informational documentary comparing different health care systems.

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