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Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare


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.

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Fresh: Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke's sobering, often infuriating documentary about medical care in 21st-century America.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, October 5, 2012

Fresh: This swiftly paced documentary assembles expert talking heads and real-world patients and practitioners to discuss defusing the ticking time bomb of American health care costs.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rotten: There are neither enough personal histories nor enough proposed solutions to spark any significant debate.

- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Thursday, October 4, 2012