John Q

John Q

23%
  • PG-13, 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Nick Cassavetes
    In Theaters:
    Feb 15, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 16, 2002
  • New Line Cinema
  • John Q
    2 minutes 28 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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John Q Reviews

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Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Thought-provoking. Too intense for young teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Strands good actors in mushy, movie-of-the-week material. [Blu-ray]

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

May 17, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A hokey and often silly commentary about the medical industry, and corruption within the establishment.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie comes dangerously close to saying that the solution to a personal grievance is, well, terrorism, when you get right down to it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 0/5

September 24, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Social messages, simplistic action, and teary melodrama are manipulatively but unsuccessfully mixed in this picture, which tries to provide a "hard" look at an honest working-class man (Washington) who loses control while trying to save his child's life

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

December 18, 2006
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Instead of presenting the story and allowing us to draw our own conclusions, Cassavetes blatantly tells us what we should think.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2004
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Washington, Woods, and Duvall are so capable, they almost save this schlock-fest from itself.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
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A coercive script by James Kearns, and some middling direction by Nick Cassavetes, can't rob the movie of an undeniable, headlong crowd-pleasing power as it tackles an issue that touches us all.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 21, 2003
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat

An emotional, heart-wrenching story that not only takes viewers on a journey within their own souls, but also opens up their eyes to the way the health care system works.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

It may push more buttons than envelopes but John Q is a good old fashioned potboiler that generates ripped from the headlines heat.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

"Socially conscious" Denzel Washington thriller wants to tackle tough questions -- but settles for easy answers.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 2/5

November 7, 2002
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A polemic in search of a plot.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

November 6, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

'John Q" is a manipulative thriller, but unlike most such films, it has a worthwhile social policy point to make and some top-notch acting talent to help put the point across.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

October 24, 2002
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com

It quite literally offended me as a movie-goer.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com

October 19, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

Beats us over the head and then expects us not to notice its cheap tricks.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 2/5

October 17, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It can be described as manipulative, derivative and heavy-handed. In spite of all that, it kinda works in a populist-fantasy sort of way.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 15, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

While it scarcely touches on the inadequate American health care system, it's at least got something to say, rather than just gush.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

October 2, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

John Q's agitprop requires audiences who think art is worthy if it affirms their moral beliefs.

Full Review

August 27, 2002
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

At times, John Q. plays like Dog Day Afternoon crossed with a human resources seminar.

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2002
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com

Denzel is great, the movie is not.

Full Review

July 9, 2002
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