• PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sidney Lumet
    In Theaters:
    Oct 31, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 15, 2000
  • Live Home Video

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Critical Care Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's not much that's subtle in Lumet's tirade against the greed of the medical profession and health-care system and patients who sue.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 20, 2011
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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...it emerges as a magically entertaining blend of heart, soul, mind, wit, farce and, finally, an idyllic idealism.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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...the performances are juicy and intelligent.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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...a drily funny satire about America's health care woes...

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Lumet moves with confidence between satire and intriguing, heightened-reality spirituality.

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 10, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

| Original Score: 4/5

March 27, 2004

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2002
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

October 31, 1997
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Washington Post
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August 18, 2007
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
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