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Based on 10 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    That the movie largely sidesteps partisan politics will no doubt irk some viewers, but may just be its greatest strength. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This impassioned documentary is well-intentioned and admirable in its aims, but overreaching and therefore lacking impact. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The bottom line: The impact of this forceful indictment of our healthcare system is lessened by the sheer ubiquity of similarly-themed documentaries. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When we speak of "American health care," we should in fact be calling it "American sickness care." There's more money to be made in making people sick and healing them than in keeping them well in the first place. The documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare makes this argument with stunning clarity. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The whole thing ends with an urgent plea to visit the movie's site, which is partially devoted to The Issues, which involve such topics as "overmedication," "overtreatment," and "reimbursement." show more

  • 83
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    Ultimately, while 'Escape Fire' proposes numerous options for changing the system-- getting Medicare to cover healthy lifestyle counseling programs, incentivizing doctors to spend time with patients, and patients to empower their own health-- the one that is most poignant is that people should spend the time to take care of each other. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Cogent, convincing, determinedly non-ideological, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tells us that everything we think we know about that incendiary topic might be wrong. And it offers us a way out of the morass. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Advocating freedom from a system that "doesn't want you to die and doesn't want you to get well," this hard-hitting film leaves us finally more hopeful than despairing. show more

  • 70
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Lacking the outrage and wit of Michael Moore's "Sicko," which dealt with the different matter of health insurance, this documentary is stronger on finding viable solutions. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Escape Fire winds up feeling like only one half of a larger argument. show more

  • November 12, 2012 bettyjmccann
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    Write your review here...I need to where and when I can get it on my TV. Thanks B. J.

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