John Q

John Q

John Q

Denzel Washington leads this suspense drama as a father, desperate to get his son a vital operation that insurance will not cover, who takes the hospital hostage at gun point in order to get the procedure. From the director of 2004's The Notebook.

2002Rating: M, Moderate violence, moderate themes, infrequent moderate coarse language116 minsUSA
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

As slanted and manipulative as your average political commercial.

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Variety

Variety

A shamelessly manipulative commercial on behalf of national health insurance.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

So lacking in shame that it finally seems laughable.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Even Washington's admirably restrained performance... can't rescue it from its own excesses.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

More hokey than heartfelt.

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USA Today

USA Today

One can excuse the movie's missteps and melodramatic moments in the greater interest of the strong statement it makes about our health care system.

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