Sicko Synopsis
Filmmaker Michael Moore diagnoses the malady within the American health-care system.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Sicko will scare people, and it probably should.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Michael Moore intelligently, comically and incisively diagnoses and calls for the treatment of a sick U.S. health care system.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is not a polemic but a plea.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In a summer of dumb, shameless drivel, Moore delivers a movie of robust mind and heart. You'll laugh till it hurts.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Moore's most assured, least antagonistic and potentially most important film.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sicko is Moore's best, most focused movie to date -- much more persuasive than the enraged and self-righteous "Fahrenheit 9/11."
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Highly entertaining and informative.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I have only one complaint, and it is this: Every American should be as fortunate as I have been. As Moore makes clear in his film, some 50...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Cuban escapade, designed to provoke, backfires when he loses focus by including Cuban firefighters in an homage to 9/11 first...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Lots of Sicko stands as boffo political theater, but its major domo lost me by losing his sense of humor.
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By rnserene
I'm a Home Health Registered Nurse in California. I went to a screening today. This is the best movie/documentary I have ever seen!! Michael Moore is to be commended. A bi-partisan movie. ...

I was skeptical

By GOPpatriot
I am a life-long Republican and was skeptical of this documentary. I had seen it given good reviews on FoxNews so I decided to check it out. All I can say is "WOW" !!! It really blew me away. I have...


By jennari93
Wow, what a great movie! Anyone who has ever been to the doctor, should see this movie. As a nurse, I have seen many of things that he details in the movie. My Father will lose his home due to the...

Michael Moore's Sicko

By willibee
I had the chance to catch a sneek preview of Michael Moore's new film, "SICKO". A must see... Probing the hot topic issue of healthcare in America. There are so many point in health care...

This movie is best thing to come out since penicillin

By jvear1
FINALLY!!!! I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for this movie to be made. Millions and millions of Americans are DYING for health care. Millions more are suffering with inadequate care...


By caymus
At the midpoint of SICKO, I was not surprised by the information being depicted and the accompanying narrative of Mr. Moore..I realized I was ashamed at being an American physician in private practice...

Moore is a chronic truthteller.

By MrSlayer
And a lot of people hate him for it. What is going on in this country as far as healthcare and corruption is a disgrace and has been for a long time. Kudos to Moore for a great film exposing yet...


By piepie
I loved it truly as educational experience. I took my two boys ages 13 and 15 and they too walked away enriched by the experience. It made us think and question, how many films can do that. Our...

What an asswipe!

By incubusmike
If you like watching a commie, douche bag try and convince you that America is evil and our government is lead by the devil, then this movie is for you... and if that is the case, move to Cuba and...

Moore does it again.

By arianna_goes_to_movies
SICKO may be Mike's best movie yet. The message is so clear and tight. The ability to change it and grow as a country is attainable and tangible....

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Michael Moore takes on the healthcare system.
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