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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.
Title: Sicko
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, Weinstein Co. :, Distributed by Genius Products, , c2007.
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Sicko goes to Washington, This country beats France, Uniquely American, what if you worked for G.E. in France?, Sister Mary Fidel, Who would Jesus deny, more with Mike & Tony Benn, a different kind of Hollywood premiere, "Alone without you, " music video performed by the Nightwatchman, interview gallery, theatrical trailer.
Restrictions on Access: For private home use only.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for brief strong language.
Local Note: 1 2
Additional Contributors: Moore, Michael - 1954 Apr. 23-
O'Hara, Meghan
ISBN: 1594449023
9781594449024
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1097 SIC
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Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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!

Report This 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?

Report This 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.

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

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

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

Thank God I live in Canada!

Report This Aug 25, 2010
  • firstnationswmn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Proud to be Canadian. :))

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  • zorg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This 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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Report This 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

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

"I have a question. Who are we?"

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