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Sicko

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Sicko
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Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by the United States health care insurance companies -- companies who sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits. Sheds light on the how complicated it can become for communities and individuals, and the sacrifices they have made when they are denied health care coverage.
Published: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Co. : Distributed by Genius Products, c2007.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781594449024
1594449023
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1097 SIC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: O'Hara, Meghan
Moore, Michael 1954 April 23-

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May 15, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 17, 2014
  • eggofficecode rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was an eye opener. Very sad how the volunteers of 911 were denied medical here in the US, and had to go to Cuba on American soil, and received free health care.

Feb 20, 2014
  • JonMorgan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

May 16, 2013
  • koolsheena rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 21, 2013
  • owllover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 05, 2012
  • xaipe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Jul 03, 2012
  • macabrescribe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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?

Dec 17, 2011
  • acatlover78 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 05, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 05, 2011
  • MariePat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thank God I live in Canada!

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Apr 17, 2009
  • zorg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 15, 2009
  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 05, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I have a question. Who are we?"

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Feb 15, 2009
  • lucky rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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