Sicko

This might hurt a little.


Sicko
Michael Moore takes a piercing look at the American healthcare system, and compares it to the medical care available in other developed countries. As usual, he produces shocking stories of the failure and expense of the American system, highlighting how unfair it is, especially to poorer people.

122 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Documentary, On the art circuit

Showtimes

I need an ego transplant please....
I need an ego transplant please....

Credits

Cast
Michael Moore, hundreds of others
Director
Michael Moore
ScreenplayMichael Moore
MusicErin O'Hara
EditingGeoffrey Richman, Chris Seward, Dan Swietlik
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2007
Produced byDog Eat Dog Films, The Weinstein Company

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Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary
LanguageMild, very infrequent. Once strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Francois Bloemhof
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Citizen
David Jenkin
16
24.com
Ivan Sadler
15
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconMichael 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.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote icont'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.
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconOn 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.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAs 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.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote icon In a summer of dumb, shameless drivel, Moore delivers a movie of robust mind and heart. You’ll laugh till it hurts.
18
ScreenIt
quote iconYet, 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.
14
Metacritic.com
39 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
184 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary.
19

What the People say

Internet
24524 Netizens quote iconAn Entertaining Film
17

Average .. 72%

14




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