Desperate Measures (1997)
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Although he enjoyed great critical success with crime dramas and slice-of-life pictures, director Barbet Schroeder continued dabbling in the thriller genre with this action-oriented film. Andy Garcia stars as Frank Conner, a widowed San Francisco police officer whose young son Matt (Joseph Cross) is suffering from leukemia. Without a bone marrow transplant, Matt will die, but Frank isn't a donor. In fact, the only potential match is prison inmate Peter McCabe (Michael Keaton), a psychotic but
Jun 1, 1997 Wide
May 26, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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"Desperate Measures" is a drawn-out, and purely disposable, suspense thriller.
A preposterous yet entertaining thriller with Michael Keaton stretching admirably as a Hannibal Lecter-style killer.
A waste of time.
A squandered opportunity to explore important issues through popular moviemaking.
Keaton and Garcia have never been any more desperate than in this silly film.
an astoundingly inept thriller that's easily the worst movie ever directed by Barbet Schroeder and may well prove to be an all-time low for everyone else involved with it.
É uma pena que este seja um filme de ação. A premissa do filme é tão forte e bem armada que, com certeza, poderia ter gerado uma história muito mais dramática e complexa.
So intent on keeping the action cresting that the credibility of the narrative is often undermined.
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