Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Reviews

March 25, 2020
The approach is multipronged, but luckily, Escape Fire doesn't lose any of its urgency or power as a result.
November 5, 2012
A more sweeping look at the assumptions behind American healthcare
October 8, 2012
Suffers from some jumbled editing, but has the benefit of enormously sympathetic subjects, and rather persuasively suggests a collective societal myopia on the subject of health care.
October 6, 2012
Dry doings but certainly important and thorough.
October 5, 2012
It's enough to raise one's blood pressure, if it weren't elevated already.
October 5, 2012
"Escape Fire" will be a learning and thought provoking experience.
October 5, 2012
One of those rare gems that concentrates on solutions to a problem rather than just hopelessly presenting one.
October 5, 2012
Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke's sobering, often infuriating documentary about medical care in 21st-century America.
October 4, 2012
The most compelling parts of the film talk about how the military, dealing with injured and traumatized soldiers from two wars, is in the vanguard of trying new treatments that help patients and save money.
October 4, 2012
Health care is a difficult subject to make compelling onscreen -- much less in a nonpartisan manner -- which makes Escape Fire a documentary with major breakout potential.
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.
October 4, 2012
Ninety-five straight minutes of information and perspective that will clarify many of the lingering doubts you may have about your medical treatment. Briskly paced, always engaging, and never dry.
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.
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.
October 4, 2012
The first hospital visit for many sick Americans is to an emergency room, the most expensive and hurried care available.
October 2, 2012
A condemnation of the US health system in general, like Michael Moore's Sicko, sans the self-aggrandizing.
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.
January 26, 2012