John Q Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Thought-provoking. Too intense for young teens.
May 17, 2009
Strands good actors in mushy, movie-of-the-week material. [Blu-ray]
April 29, 2009
A hokey and often silly commentary about the medical industry, and corruption within the establishment.
September 24, 2007
The movie comes dangerously close to saying that the solution to a personal grievance is, well, terrorism, when you get right down to it.
December 30, 2006
December 18, 2006
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
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
December 6, 2005
January 7, 2004
Instead of presenting the story and allowing us to draw our own conclusions, Cassavetes blatantly tells us what we should think.
February 8, 2003
Washington, Woods, and Duvall are so capable, they almost save this schlock-fest from itself.
January 21, 2003
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.
December 8, 2002
December 8, 2002
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.
December 8, 2002
It may push more buttons than envelopes but John Q is a good old fashioned potboiler that generates ripped from the headlines heat.
November 7, 2002
"Socially conscious" Denzel Washington thriller wants to tackle tough questions -- but settles for easy answers.
November 6, 2002
A polemic in search of a plot.
October 30, 2002
October 24, 2002
'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.
October 19, 2002
It quite literally offended me as a movie-goer.
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