• Released
  • October 5, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare Synopsis
Susan Frömke and Matthew Heineman examine the forces trying to maintain the status quo in medicine.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
When we speak of "American health care," we should in fact be calling it "American sickness care." There's more money to be made in making...
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The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
Ultimately, while 'Escape Fire' proposes numerous options for changing the system-- getting Medicare to cover healthy lifestyle counseling...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Cogent, convincing, determinedly non-ideological, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tells us that everything we think we...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
That the movie largely sidesteps partisan politics will no doubt irk some viewers, but may just be its greatest strength.
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By Robert Koehler
Lacking the outrage and wit of Michael Moore's "Sicko," which dealt with the different matter of health insurance, this documentary is...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Advocating freedom from a system that "doesn't want you to die and doesn't want you to get well," this hard-hitting film leaves us finally...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The bottom line: The impact of this forceful indictment of our healthcare system is lessened by the sheer ubiquity of similarly-themed...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This impassioned documentary is well-intentioned and admirable in its aims, but overreaching and therefore lacking impact.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The whole thing ends with an urgent plea to visit the movie's site, which is partially devoted to The Issues, which involve such topics as...
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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Escape Fire winds up feeling like only one half of a larger argument.
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By colindoody
A well positioned documentary on an alarming challenge facing this country....

no better time then now!

By Simkomc
This is truly a great movie for NOW as the presidential elect drags on. We need solutions....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some thematic material