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John Q Reviews

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February 14, 2002
A film so caught up in beating us over the head with its message that it fails to be logical, believable or even very entertaining.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 15, 2002
It is so earnest, so overwrought and so wildly implausible that it begs to be parodied.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 15, 2002
A poorly scripted, preachy fable that forgets about unfolding a coherent, believable story in its zeal to spread propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2002
"Socially conscious" Denzel Washington thriller wants to tackle tough questions -- but settles for easy answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 19, 2002
...a ridiculous script that gets just about everything wrong...
February 14, 2002
The lousy John Q all but spits out Denzel Washington's fine performance in the title role.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 15, 2002
This is sappy, unrealistic stuff with hardly a true moment anywhere in it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 11, 2002
The ending is a cop-out. What happens to John Q? I don't have an I Am Sam clue.
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February 15, 2002
It reduces the complexities to bromides and slogans and it gets so preachy-keen and so tub-thumpingly loud it makes you feel like a chump just for sitting through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 24, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 15, 2002
Cassavettes wrings every maudlin drop out of the action, drawing tears with the ruthless ferocity of a vacuum cleaner sucking dirt out of a carpet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
March 4, 2002
If you can imagine Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington's former '80's TV series St. Elsewhere crossed with the engrossing urgency of Dog Day Afternoon, then you'll have Nick Cassavetes's sanctimonious and awkward hostage hospital drama
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2009
A hokey and often silly commentary about the medical industry, and corruption within the establishment.
February 15, 2002
Aside from enjoying Washington, one feels manipulated and cheated after watching this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2002
...feels as if (there's) a choke leash around your neck so director Nick Cassavetes can give it a good, hard yank whenever he wants you to feel something.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 14, 2002
Washington's performance is almost unbearably heartbreaking, but more lamentable is the fact that he's stuck in such an offensively simplistic story.
February 14, 2002
The criticism never rises above easy, cynical potshots at morally bankrupt characters...
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 19, 2002
Each scene drags, underscoring the obvious, and sentiment is slathered on top.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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