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2007 American political documentary film by filmmaker Michael Moore Website

Approval Rate: 67%

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    Mon Oct 19 2009

    A first-class job of muckraking. . .no one does it better. It's very simple - insurance companies find ways to charge you. . .and then dump you when you become too expensive (the "death panels" already exist) and then do nothing as you waste away. . .anyone who feels differently lives in a philosophical Disneyland. Moore takes some real good shots and cheap ones as well. . .I thought it was hilarious when he took the 9-11 heroes to Cuba (Cuba!) to get health treatment. A cheap-shot to be sure. . .a way to raise tempers to be sure. . .but Moore's specialty is to put you in a severe acid-test: why can our heroes get treatment in a puppet/totalitarian state and not in America? There is no question Moore is a dirty fighter- but that's a compliment compared to what he critiques.

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    Wed Jul 29 2009

    Michael Moore does great research before he produces his movies. I love them all. Sicko was greaat.

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    Thu Mar 12 2009

    I enjoyed this movie, I like the fact Michael Moore shows the errors we've made in our health care system. He's very right. I've been over seas and the quality of health care is better and does not impose such high prices on a person. Medicine, care, anything medical, health care is a business here in America, and if you don't have the money or insurance, you just don't get the care or quality of care. I appreciate Michael Moore exposing things that are right in front of our faces but we just don't see.

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    Sun Jan 25 2009

    I live in Sweden, a country that’s hailed by George W. Bush as the forefront of success when it comes to privatising social security. The country in question is also hailed by Osama Bin Laden for its dedication to neutrality. We have what in the USA is known as universal health-care, i.e. we pay for our health-care merely by paying taxes. Medicines cost a bit, but not very much (except for specials). This might change, though. Our current government would love to be able to sell every single hospital to private companies, corporations and consortiums. In the USA, everybody willing to seek health-care needs to fend for her or his self by paying – lots. Michael Moore shows a bit of the reality that more than 50 million Americans face: living without health insurance. A guy lops off two tips of his fingers and needs to have them put back, but one costs $12,000 and the other a lot more [I can’t remember the exact number, but something like $30,000 isn’t improbable]. He chose the one th... Read more

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    Wed Nov 26 2008

    It's not holy writ, but it deftly exposes both the American 'health care' industry AND the wingnuts who foolishly put their faith in rapacious  corporations.And let's face facts about Cuba: Fidel is a totalitarian prick, but Cuba does more for the health of Cubans than the USA does for Americans - and with almost no resources.

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    Wed Nov 26 2008

    Another fine piece of propaganda from der uber fat boy packed full of the lies and nonsense that is so dear to the uneducated and lazy at heart.

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    Wed Aug 15 2007

    It's hard to review this without paying heed to its politics, but I'll try to say a few positive and reasonably non-political things about it and hope not to get blasted for it. First of all, it's more focused than Fahrenheit 9/11, which was great for riling us lefties up but which also felt false and overly broad in some ways, like its depiction of a peaceful pre-war Iraq. Second, it's his most touching movie to date. You can't help but feel for the characters whose lives he observes, such as the guy who has to decide which finger to save because he doesn't have the money to have both sewn back on. And when Moore reunites with all of them to sail for Cuba in search of treatment, the feeling of solidarity is stirring. Sure, you want to kick him for letting Cuba use him for propaganda, but at least their government was much more willing to talk to him than our own, which predictably stonewalls him. It's hard to tell how true his depiction of the Canadian, English, and French health care... Read more