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John Q Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Thought-provoking. Too intense for young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
Washington, Woods, and Duvall are so capable, they almost save this schlock-fest from itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 15, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2002
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
March 6, 2002
With the bump and sputter of an Indie, the big names and strong acting pull the viewer through this propaganda piece by the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 25, 2002
[Denzel Washington] not only rescues a very questionable movie, but lends it a sense of dignity and moral weight that it couldn't hope to achieve on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 24, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2002
Washington overcomes the script's flaws and envelops the audience in his character's anguish, anger and frustration.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2002
John Q may be too problematic to be marked a great movie, but one thing definitely is: Denzel Washington.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2002
The dramatic impact of John Q. comes down to something rather basic: It's wonderful to see Denzel Washington playing a father.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 15, 2002
Washington's extraordinarily precise, emotionally rich and powerfully persuasive performance blazes through the cliches and contrivances of James Kearns' blunt-spoken, heavy-handed screenplay.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2002
One can excuse the movie's missteps and melodramatic moments in the greater interest of the strong statement it makes about our health care system.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2002
The film does tackle a nebulous, endemic social problem -- the unfairness of our healthcare system -- in an accessible, fairly entertaining manner.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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