This is a must see for everyone. This is just more prof that America is totally screwed!
Another pseudo-documentary by Moore... one-sided, bends the facts, and not worthy of C- in a high school A-V class.
Another excellent documentary by Moore to target the inadequacy and unfairness of the American health system. I am sure some examples were probably presented in a slightly biased fashion to enhance the dramatic effect. Still, the message was loud and clear, and well presented.
This is a 2007 documentary directed by Michael Moore.
The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.
The movie compares the for-profit, non-universal U.S. system with the non-profit universal health care systems of Canada,
the United Kingdom, France and Cuba.
Fifty million Americans are uninsured while the remainder, who are covered, are often victims of insurance company fraud and red tape.
If you're a Canadian, you'll definitely feel happier living in Canada.
I'm a longtime Michael Moore fan, and some of his movies are better than others. But I think this is his best one yet.
My uncle (my mom's best friend's husband) is in this movie! I had to give it five stars! Also, everyone should know about this subject. This documentary was truly educational for me.
That's it. As soon as I finish my bachelor's in the US I'm transfering to a canadian university for my master's and moving there. America is screwed.
I really liked "Sicko". Yes, it has Moore's usual flamboyant arguments, but who's going to watch a movie laced with statistics & charts? However, here are a few which are relevant:
Fact (source: US 2012 Federal Budget):
Amount budgeted for the military - 60%, for health & human services - 7%. I for one am sicko of the U.S. being constantly at war and constantly trolling to start another one. Reminds me of Orwell's "1984".
I speak as someone who has lived in countries with national health systems (U.K. & Germany) and I can verify that they work very well. They're not perfect, but everyone receives good health care which is more than the USA can say; and they have longer life expectancies, and lower infant mortality rates. Insurance companies have spent a fortune to convince Americans that a national health system is bad i.e. "socialism." "Socialism" like Medicare or Social Security? The U.K. spends 8.2% of its GDP on health care, Germany spends 10.6%, Canada 10%. The USA spends 15.3% of its GDP with a large segment of its population not covered. Wake up America!
THIS FILM SHOULD BE MANDATORY. WE PAY TWICE AS MUCH FOR OUR HEALTH CARE THAN CANADA AND EUROPE AND THEY LIVE LONGER. WHAT A COUNTRY.
Before I begin my tirade, I feel the need to say here that I do not consider myself a republican or a conservative. Now, on with the review... Look, if you are a bleeding-heart Michael Moore fan, you will love Sicko. If you are a bleeding-heart truth enthusiast, you will despise Sicko. I mean, considering almost all the information contained within the "documentary" is either skewed or completely made up, this movie is not very truthful at all. Granted, Michael Moore has always been known for being a giant bag of excrement, so the sleazy number twisting and the crooked manipulation of fact is not too unpredictable. How can you trust a movie about a nation when the filmmaker admittedly abhors the nation and has stated on multiple occasions that the citizens within it are all idiots?
Thank God I live in Canada!
I couldn't believe how mistreated the 9/11 rescue workers were. I hope the new Bill that President Obama helped to bring out would change some of the public health policies.
This movie should be watched by anyone who supports private medical services. This film was extremely frightening and ensures that I will NEVER live in the USA.
The heroes of 911 were treated terribly.
This documentary really helps you not take our health care system for granted. It is stuning how much the quality and cost of health care around the world, even in first- world- countries.
well- done and very informative.
A very informative and sad movie on the variances of health care around the world.
I waited a long time to get this movie and it was well worth it and it makes you really appreciate our Canadian healthcare system.