• Sicko
    2 minutes 15 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Sicko Reviews

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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out Chicago

Equal parts laugh-riot and call to arms.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 5/5

August 5, 2013
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Though his politics are unmistakably left, the documentarian's targets are almost exclusively the powerful and his work is fueled by optimism rather than cynicism.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

August 5, 2013
Ali Gray

More humble than Fahrenheit 9/11 and as enthralling as Bowling For Columbine, Sicko is another target hit square on the nose for America's premier documentalist.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2012
Joshua Starnes

While much of Sicko is certainly propaganda, that should not deter anyone from seeing it or giving some credence to what Moore is saying, because what he is talking about is very real and very important.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

March 30, 2011
Nick Rogers

Saddening while it still bristles with satire, "Sicko" does dodge some of the larger political questions about healthcare reform. Plus, the Cuba stunt mars what is, up to that point, a relatively stunt-free film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 25, 2010

Moore depoliticizes the health care crisis by humanizing it, and drops the polemic in favor of a plea: for us to care about each other a little more.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 8.5/10

June 9, 2010
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

By now, it should only matter that Moore has been right about every social ill he's addressed.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

May 6, 2010
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

ranks among [Moore's] best

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 27, 2009
Kat Brown

Laughs are thin on the ground, but this is a must-see by a film-maker at the height of his powers.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2009
Jennifer Merin

Michael Moore takes on the US health care system. His in your face style may annoy some people, but he lets you know he's in favor of socialized medicine and, to be fair, he wisely presents AMA spokespersons, doctors and others who claim put health care i

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

May 27, 2009
Bob Mondello
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There's plenty of grandstanding, most of it very funny. And in this instance, all that sizzle is selling the steak.

Full Review Source:

October 18, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Sicko is an interesting film with a lot of very important things to say.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

The priorities are humane by default, and he's strong on testimony from people who've been chewed up and spit out by our system -- and not just patients.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

For the first time, the targets of Moore's film need not fear the bearded, heavyset man; instead they should be worried about his audience.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

July 31, 2008
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...primarily comes off as an uneven effort that's sporadically as superfluous as it is interesting...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 5, 2008
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

Moore's mere presence becomes politicizing, but this film attempts to make people realize the health of people in this country should have nothing to do with income and politics.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 9/10

March 3, 2008
David Fear
Time Out New York
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If Moore is using his aw-shucks attitude to articulate a collective anger with such far-reaching effectiveness, tolerating his shtick is the least we can do.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

January 18, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

While no rational person would believe Castro and Hillary are to be exalted, its medical horror stories are absolutely believable by anyone who's dealt with an HMO.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

January 4, 2008
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

Prepare to laugh (nervously), cry and be outraged.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2007
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The film contains the usual Moore plusses and minuses, now familiar to anyone who's watched even one of his films.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 3/4

December 4, 2007
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