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Driven by Michael Moore's sincere humanism, Sicko is a devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary about the state of America's health care.



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Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities.


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Critic Reviews for Sicko

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  • Sicko is wildly comic while tearing apart the country's health care system.

    Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • There's plenty of grandstanding, most of it very funny. And in this instance, all that sizzle is selling the steak.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Full Review…

    Bob Mondello
    Top Critic
  • If other countries can provide their people with universal health care, why can't we? If we can't, who are we?

    Nov 8, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Moore has again made a film which, though basically sound in logic, sugars the pill in a way which seems suspect in its determination to suggest that, as far as healthcare is concerned, America is bad and everywhere else is good.

    Oct 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/5
  • Mr Moore's excellent new film is a wakeup call.

    Oct 26, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • While we all have our grumbles about the NHS, it's hard not to be caught up in Moore's righteous indignation on behalf of his countrymen, or not to feel a twitch of pride in our own.

    Oct 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sicko

  • Aug 27, 2016
    Your opinion on the topic will depend heavily on your stance on healthcare in the United States. Nevertheless, Sicko is still a well-made, funny and insightful look into a controversial system.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 16, 2012
    Of all the documentaries directed by Michael Moore, I felt that Sicko was one of his more lazy efforts. Though the film tackles another important subject matter, I really didn't think that much about the film. I thought it was entertaining, but compared other documentaries that Michael Moore has directed, Sicko is my least favorite. I enjoyed the film, but I also felt that Michael Moore was showing signs of running out of things to say with his documentaries. I felt Sicko navigated the usual territory that Michael Moore travels through. The film definitely is entertaining and exposes yet another important issue, however compared to Fahrenheit 9/11 or Bowling for Columbine, this documentary isn't that great. I much preferred Moore's other documentaries. Sicko tackles the American health care system, and though it's an interesting documentary, I felt there was something missing. The film definitely showed us the realities of the American health care system.Sicko is entertaining, funny and sad at times. The film criticizes the health care system of America, and Moore outlines his points perfectly. However at the same time, it's clear that Michael Moore is running out of ideas How far can you take the criticism that everything that is the USA? I personally feel Moore has explored every bit of the subject matter. Sicko is worth watching, but is not as engaging as his previous works.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2011
    Very interesting look into the world of the American health care. Michael Moore is very convincing but that's kind of the problem as if he stating his opinion or is what he's saying true?
    Sophie B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2011
    Not a Michael Moore fan but this is a great documentary
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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