John Q Reviews

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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
January 7, 2004
Instead of presenting the story and allowing us to draw our own conclusions, Cassavetes blatantly tells us what we should think.
December 8, 2002
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 19, 2002
It quite literally offended me as a movie-goer.
October 17, 2002
Beats us over the head and then expects us not to notice its cheap tricks.
August 27, 2002
John Q's agitprop requires audiences who think art is worthy if it affirms their moral beliefs.
August 22, 2002
At times, John Q. plays like Dog Day Afternoon crossed with a human resources seminar.
July 9, 2002
Denzel is great, the movie is not.
June 4, 2002
...stumbles over every cheap trick in the book trying to make the outrage come even easier.
June 3, 2002
wastes the considerable gifts of Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall on a screenplay that takes serious issues and turns them into an outlandish get-even fantasy.
May 20, 2002
la cinta en un vaivn de emociones que pueden ir desde lo cursi hasta lo dramtico.
May 9, 2002
"What John does is heroic, but we don't condone it," one of the film's stars recently said, a tortuous comment that perfectly illustrates the picture's moral schizophrenia.
May 5, 2002
Great for thirty-five minutes, then drops into a dead zone and stays there for an hour and change.
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