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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Michael Moore takes on the healthcare system.

Movie PG-13 2007 123 minutes
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age 17+


This is just making Socialized Medicine look good, when in truth it's evil.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 7+

What a wonderful comedy! We laughed throughout the whole thing!

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Too much consumerism

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Like Michael Moore's previous documentaries, Sicko mounts a righteously angry, sentimental, blow-hardy, often-effective argument.

Apparently, the most effective strategy against the targeted companies is exposure. To prove that point, the film recounts the story of a man who was denied coverage for his daughter's treatment. He wrote Cigna ("without my permission," notes Moore), announcing that Michael Moore was making a movie about health care. Almost immediately, the company called to reverse the denial. If a movie that hadn't even been made yet had such effect, maybe now that it's out, Sicko will inspire other changes for the better.

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