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Sicko Reviews

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling
July 29, 2015
While Moore's sins aren't nearly as terrible or significant as those of the political system to which he stands opposed, his unabashed tendency to talk down to his audience is symptomatic of our culture of mediocrity.
Cliff Doerksen
Time Out Chicago
August 5, 2013
Equal parts laugh-riot and call to arms.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
August 5, 2013
In trying to decipher how Michael Moore has achieved his widespread popularity in the face of a somewhat cavalier attitude toward factual precision, there's no underestimating his savvy choice of targets.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 5, 2013
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.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Soon we realize that Sicko hinges not on what Michael Moore is uncovering, but on what he's hiding. This is a real shame as he's a talented documentary maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 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 | Original Score: 8.5/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 6, 2010
By now, it should only matter that Moore has been right about every social ill he's addressed.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
December 27, 2009
ranks among [Moore's] best
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kat Brown
thelondonpaper
September 22, 2009
Laughs are thin on the ground, but this is a must-see by a film-maker at the height of his powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The body politic deserves a finer thermometer than Michael Moore's camera
Jennifer Merin
About.com
May 27, 2009
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 | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Maybe the film will cause a momentary stir and then fade, like Moore's other efforts, because the sickness is not just in the health-care industry but in the system as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
There's plenty of grandstanding, most of it very funny. And in this instance, all that sizzle is selling the steak.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 18, 2008
Sicko is an interesting film with a lot of very important things to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
July 31, 2008
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2008
...primarily comes off as an uneven effort that's sporadically as superfluous as it is interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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