Lorenzo's Oil Reviews

April 3, 2018
The questions this movie raises about the medical establishment, drug testing and the clash between science and compassion cannot fail to evoke the battles raging over AIDS. Lorenzo's Oil is strong medicine indeed.
October 7, 2012
If any movie of recent years deserves to be called "inspirational"--a much-abused term that one hesitates to revive apart from exceptional circumstances--this one certainly does.
March 26, 2009
Sarandon ... convincingly conveys a fierceness and tenacity that is almost frightening. The character never lets up, and neither does the film.
February 9, 2006
The film comes over as a tour de force version of the disease-of-the-week TV movie: half scientific detective story, half domestic drama, replete with scenes of suffering.
May 20, 2003
This film has an appealingly brisk, unsentimental style and a rare ability to compress and convey detailed medical data.
January 1, 2000
Definitely a remarkable story, but as told by Miller it isn't really an uplifting one.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
It takes a heartbreaking story and pushes it to the limit, showing us the lengths of courage and imagination that people can summon when they must.
January 1, 2000
Don't go to it for a Hollywood happy ending. Go to it to learn what it can take to be alive.
December 30, 1992
There has never been a medical drama quite like Lorenzo's Oil. With indelible fervor, it captures the will - the need - to heal.