Love the guy or hate him, there's little denying that filmmaker Michael Moore is a pretty controversial figure. Plus the guy deserves credit for bothering to tackle issues that affect us all ... but very few people actually talk about. After earning supporters and detractors in equal measure with Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, Mr. Moore is back with a documentary that takes a very close look at the problems plaguing the American health care system -- and frankly I can't think of a better target for Moore's particular brand of everyman wrath.
Although he has polarized audiences in the past, what with all his soapbox politics and arguments about liberal this and conservative that, Moore's latest film is also one of his most confident ... and most plainly dramatic. But there's a lot of great points to be found in Moore's Sicko -- especially if you've been wondering how America's health care "providers" have become so damn powerful. If there's a "Big Brother" out there, it's got to be the connection between U.S. government and our nation's shamelessly backwards health care system. And frankly I'm pretty thrilled to see that someone's taking these mega-corporations to task for their money-grubbing and astonishingly callous ways.