Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Reviews

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.
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
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
This is the movie equivalent of watching someone walk on hot coals, but for 98 minutes.
October 4, 2012
There are neither enough personal histories nor enough proposed solutions to spark any significant debate.
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
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.