Ah, Michael Moore. Though you may be unaware of all the facts he discloses in his documentaries, you sort of know what to expect from his flicks. Following Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, two of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, the Academy Award-winning director takes on America’s healthcare system.

The saddest part about this doc is that Moore puts a human face on the system’s failings. While nearly 50 million Americans are without health insurance and 18,000 Americans will die this year because they are uninsured, it’s also our citizens with insurance who suffer, often ending up bankrupt due to enormous bills.

In addition to revealing startling figures, like the United States being ranked No. 37 as a health system by the World Health Organization, and a baby born in El Salvador having a better chance of surviving than a baby in Detroit, Moore travels to Britain, Canada and France to find out how citizens and doctors feel about their healthcare system.

The answers are unanimous: Rave reviews! The poorest Brit can expect to live longer than the richest American, Canadians live three years longer than we do and drugs in England only cost $10.

While observing a meeting of a group of Americans, who had relocated to France, talk about their five-week long vacations and the fact that their government provides a nurse for new mothers who will come to their homes to help with laundry and cooking, I couldn’t help envying them. Overall extremely educational, I just wish Moore were less dramatic when he discovers the aforementioned facts.

We know he knew what he was setting out to find. It would just be more believable if he didn’t try to act so surprised.

Extras: five never-before-seen segments of exclusive footage, interviews with former New England Journal of Medicine editor Marcia Angel and Elizabeth Warren, author and Harvard Law professor, Los Angeles premiere, “Alone Without You” music video performed by Tom Morello.

Grade: A

Sicko is currently available.