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The Widowmaker

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Patrick Forbes

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About the Movie

Could we be preventing millions of heart attacks from happening every year? Four million Americans die from heart failure every year, the majority of the cases are sudden death, with no warning signs at all. But heart attacks and strokes are preventable, so why do we still see so many of these cases? The Widowmaker uncovers the chilling conspiracy of silence that surrounds large corporations who don’t want to see people getting better.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 7
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "The Widowmaker" is commendable in that although it is a work of advocacy, it gives an array of opinions. – Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, Feb 26, 2015

Fresh: A lucid and important work of advocacy journalism. It illuminates yet another way that mainstream medicine thrives on crisis rather than health. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Feb 26, 2015

Fresh: The Widowmaker is important and terrifying, enough that I became nervously aware of my heartbeat throughout. – Dan Gvozden, Village Voice, Feb 24, 2015

Fresh: It does what good documentaries should do: it shines a very focused light on a very specific problem, a problem that affects millions of people and their families. – Sheila O'Malley,, Feb 27, 2015

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Customer Reviews

The Widowmaker

This was a very informative documentary. Anyone over the age of 30 and anyone with a family history of cardiac complications must watch this.

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