Kerrie Mitchell
November 02, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Sicko

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
06/29/07
director
Michael Moore
distributor
Lions Gate Films, The Weinstein Company
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

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-

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