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This is human drama at its most intense and universal. This is the rare film that can change the way you think and see the world.
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With grace, discretion and supreme tact, Nicks sweeps viewers to a climactic montage that wordlessly honors the best ways we care for one another. The Waiting Room bears poetic witness to an overlooked fact: America's health care system may be broken, but its people are anything but. Read full review
Scrupulously apolitical, The Waiting Room is the opposite of a polemic like Michael Moore's "Sicko." But by removing any editorial screen, it confronts you head-on with human suffering that a more humane and equitable system might help alleviate. Read full review
The movie observes the general misery of needing serious medical treatment and the particular awfulness of needing medical treatment you can't pay for. Read full review
The Waiting Room is a source of both inspiration and hope. The system may be broken, but the people are not. Read full review
Inherently unpreachy but making its point more effectively than many participants in the debate can, the film should find vocal advocates in a niche theatrical run. Read full review
There's more to it than a black-and-white political conclusion, and the laundry list of California documentary heroes in the credits suggests this film is humanist before it's agenda driven. Read full review
Documents emotionally charged interactions between patients and hospital staff without any signs that the subjects are being made to feel self-conscious or that they're behavior is being affected. Read full review
What makes The Waiting Room worth visiting is how well it does without the usual narcotizing documentary tactics. Read full review
The documentary's scope feels a bit small overall - more concerned with capturing the episodic adventures of these disparate subjects than with connecting their experiences to larger societal ills. Read full review
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