Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

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Escape Fire tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system? Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military. The film examines the powerful forces trying to maintain the status quo in an industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic material)
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: , ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 25, 2013
Box Office: $97.3k
Runtime:
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This swiftly paced documentary assembles expert talking heads and real-world patients and practitioners to discuss defusing the ticking time bomb of American health care costs.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There's no escaping the fact that the sheer profusion of similarly-themed efforts in recent years reduces their individual impact.

Full Review… | October 5, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke's sobering, often infuriating documentary about medical care in 21st-century America.

Full Review… | October 5, 2012
Washington Post
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The film is surprisingly optimistic, arguing that there are genuine, practical answers to many of the problems afflicting the system, and some are already being adopted.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Arranged in a handful of clear, concise chapters, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" turns an unwieldy, Medusa-headed topic into a convincingly humane argument for change.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
New York Times
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Cogent, convincing, determinedly non-ideological, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" tells us that everything we think we know about that incendiary topic might be wrong. And it offers us a way out of the morass.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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