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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Matthew Heineman & Susan Froemke

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About the Movie

"A MUST SEE! 'An Inconvenient Truth' for the healthcare debate" (Anthony Kaufman, The Village Voice). Co-directed by Matthew Heineman and Academy Award®-nominee Susan Froemke (Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton), Escape Fire looks at a U.S. healthcare system designed to profit on disease not health, reward quantity over quality, and promote high-tech over high-touch. It interweaves dramatic personal stories with the efforts of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Arranged in a handful of clear, concise chapters, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare" turns an unwieldy, Medusa-headed topic into a convincingly humane argument for change. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Oct 4, 2012

Fresh: Like a doctor's carefully structured analysis of a patient's condition, the film breaks down its massive subject into manageable, clear, but not simplified parts. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Jan 26, 2012

Fresh: 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. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Oct 4, 2012

Rotten: There's no escaping the fact that the sheer profusion of similarly-themed efforts in recent years reduces their individual impact. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Oct 5, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Awesome movie.

This is a must see for anyone and everyone. Healthcare in America affects everyone and this film gives a raw look at the status at the system of medicine in America. No matter what your opinion is, this is a good source of information.


Why can't I rent this movie? I'd love to see it, but I don't want to own it.

Eyes wide open

A must see and true to the truth of life .... Which tells us to take care of our selfs more first

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