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Extreme Measures (1996)

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29

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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42

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 10,863

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Movie Info

Comic leading man Hugh Grant gets serious in this drama about a physician who uncovers a truly disturbing secret. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor serving a residence in a hospital in New York City, is very puzzled by a patient brought to the emergency room one night. Naked, disoriented, and bearing a hospital bracelet and a fresh surgical scar, the mystery man is suffering from a baffling variety of symptoms, and though he dies not long after he's admitted, Luthan can't get the patient

R,

Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Tony Gilroy

Dec 14, 1999

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (15) | DVD (6)

It's a fish out of water story in which neither the fish nor anybody else seems aware of his 'out of water' status.

October 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Ultra Culture
Ultra Culture

The good liberal Michael Apted seems to think he's directing a film about society's exploitation of the homeless. In fact, the exploitation is all his.

September 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

If it's never as scary or provocative as it means to be, at least it's straightforward and satisfying.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

A spine-tingling suspense machine that holds you captivated from beginning to end. A much underrated, overlooked thriller.

January 23, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Extreme silliness, but kind of fun.

February 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Tries to be a both a medical thriller and morality play, and it doesn't quite deliver in both departments.

January 1, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A thoughtful if somewhat heavy-handed medical thriller that benefits enormously from Hackman's involvement.

November 5, 2003
Nitrate Online

Opens our eyes to some serious moral issues involving advances in medical science.

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Hackman and Grant make a surprisingly watchable pair, but there's yawns to be found.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Always imaginative director Apted ... is a master at the thriller genre.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Extreme Measures

A great Thriller from the 90's with a slightly more serious role from Hugh Grants and less typecast than we are used to.

An original plot which has been copied many times including in TV programmes. A good conspiracy film, which presents a great dilema, which will at least make you question the circumstances yourself.
November 6, 2010
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

A far from thrilling thriller. Hugh Grant is woefully miscast!
November 27, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

I can't remember much about this movie but I think I enjoyed it.
November 30, 2008
RossCollinsUK

Super Reviewer

Thriller about legally medical practices.
July 14, 2007
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