Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons’ reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care. He asks of Americans, “Who are we?” —IMDb
Author, filmmaker, and political activist Michael Moore has developed a trademark style of tackling major issues with a sharp sense of humor while maintaining a regular-guy attitude, an approach that has helped him secure a reputation as both a razor-sharp humorist and one of America’s most fearless political commentators. Michael Moore was born in 1954 in Davison, MI, a suburb of Flint, then home to one of General Motors’ biggest manufacturing plants, where Moore’s father and grandfather both worked. Born to an Irish-Catholic family, Moore attended parochial school until he was 14, when he transferred to Davison High School. Moore soon developed an interest in student politics as well as larger issues; he won a merit badge as an Eagle Scout by creating a slide show exposing environmentally unfriendly businesses in Flint, and in 1972, when 18-year-olds were granted the right to vote, he ran for a seat on the Flint school board, soon becoming one of the youngest people in the United… read more
A me Moore piace sempre, sarà che non perde occasione per criticare un sistema come quello americano pieno di ipocrisie e false esaltazioni (con "eroi" che vengono dimenticati nel giro di poco tempo). Tra l'altro è interessante quando riprende le fila del discorso iniziato in Capitalism a proposito dell'indebitamento.
Michael Moore podrá tener métodos poco ortodoxos y es oportunista (que en su trabajo es una virtud), pero es muy interesante su análisis del sistema de salud de EU y su mafia. Habla muy bien de otros países y si me apuran los pinta muy paradisiacos, lo cual es lejos de la realidad, sin embargo en tema de salud, son muy superiores. Es un esquilmo el de las empresas privadas las cuales son solapadas por el gobierno.
Moore's deep compassion for people is laudable and engaging, but it drowns out and ignores any responsibility to research and present facts. That he seems not to care about being a documentarian makes it all the more infuriating. His over-simplification of the health care system is only going to sway the most gullible and ill-informed. Whether by accident or design, he is as much a propagandist as his enemies.
Normally I really can't bare Mr. Moores overly exaggerated, eccentric, and arrogant methods. However, this one actually holds some solid vlidity. I reccomend Sicko to anyone who has ever dealt with the health care system in America extensively or has had a family member go through it. Good job Michael Moore
"Michael Moore - who has made a fortune out of attacking America's obsession with guns, its health care system and the Iraq war
Setelah berhasil membuka “borok” politik Amerika (atau George W Bush, tepatnya) di film Fahreinheit 9/11, Michael Moore kembali membuka aib Amerika. Kali ini di bidang kesehatan. Di film Sicko, digambarkan… read review
Even though i tend to lean towards the left, i am not a huge fan of Michael Moore. i do not like sensationalists at all, and he is one of them. pretty much anybody can exploit anything, and Michael… read review
De cruzado dos combalidos pelo sistema, fama que adquiriu ao longo dos anos com as séries TV NATION e THE AWFUL TRUTH, o documentarista Michael Moore virou um alvo tão fácil quanto aqueles que costuma… read review