This might hurt a little.
Michael Moore, hundreds of others
|Editing||Geoffrey Richman, Chris Seward, Dan Swietlik|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Dog Eat Dog Films, The Weinstein Company|
|Language||Mild, very infrequent. Once strong|
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||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Paul Arendt Michael Moore's new documentary is more tightly focussed than its world conquering predecessor Fahrenheit 911 and much the better for it. Where the last film took a blunderbuss to the entire Bush administration, Sicko eviscerates the American healthcare system, saving its sharpest tools for the insurance companies that hold the power of life and death over so many American citizens.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert t's a different Michael Moore in Sicko. He still wears the baseball cap, but he's onscreen less, not so cocky, not going for so many laughs. He simply tells one story after another about Americans who are sick, dying or dead because we have an undemocratic, profit-gouging health care system.
Jason Anderson On the whole, though, Sicko is persuasive, cogent and entertaining. Moore deprives his usual enemies of ammunition by skilfully presenting America's healthcare crisis not as a political issue but as a human-rights one. It's all fine and good to win hearts and minds but sometimes it's wiser to take care of bodies first.
James Berardinelli As a documentary, this movie has the same problems as all of those in Moore's oeuvre; as a polemic or a visual op-ed piece, it's an effective piece of filmmaking.
Peter Travers In a summer of dumb, shameless drivel, Moore delivers a movie of robust mind and heart. You’ll laugh till it hurts.
Yet, there's no denying this is an eye-opening, entertaining and occasionally moving look at a flawed system that will likely affect, directly or indirectly, most everyone in this country. If it simply jumpstarts a conversation about what does and doesn't work in the American health care system, and how to continue the successes and fix the failures, then Sicko might be just what the doctor ordered.
Tomatometer A devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary.
What the People say
24524 Netizens An Entertaining Film
Average .. 72%