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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Reviews

November 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
October 5, 2012
There's no escaping the fact that the sheer profusion of similarly-themed efforts in recent years reduces their individual impact.
October 5, 2012
Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke's sobering, often infuriating documentary about medical care in 21st-century America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2012
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2012
This is the movie equivalent of watching someone walk on hot coals, but for 98 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2012
There are neither enough personal histories nor enough proposed solutions to spark any significant debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2012
The first hospital visit for many sick Americans is to an emergency room, the most expensive and hurried care available.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 2, 2012
Escape Fire winds up feeling like only one half of a larger argument.
January 26, 2012
Like a doctor's carefully structured analysis of a patient's condition, the film breaks down its massive subject into manageable, clear, but not simplified parts.