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Sicko Director Michael Moore's latest documentary is a funny, devastating screed against the U.S. health-care system. Though it can lapse into grandstanding...SickoDocumentary Director Michael Moore's latest documentary is a funny, devastating screed against the U.S. health-care system. Though it can lapse into grandstanding...2007-11-02Lions Gate Films, The Weinstein Company
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Sicko

Genre: Documentary; Director: Michael Moore; Release Date Limited: 06/29/2007; Distributor: Lions Gate Films, The Weinstein Company

Director Michael Moore’s latest documentary is a funny, devastating screed against the U.S. health-care system. Though it can lapse into grandstanding — extolling the virtues of, say, Cuba probably won’t silence Moore’s conservative critics — Sicko keeps its focus exactly where it should: on story after infuriating story of middle-class Americans who’ve been jilted by the medical-insurance industry. EXTRAS Over 80 minutes of material include a hilarious trip to Norway; Moore thought the portrait of that progressive country and its endless social services was ”so scary I couldn’t put it in this film.” A-