Playing God (1997)

Playing God (1997)

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After performing an operation while on drugs, Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) loses his license. He then is hired by criminal Raymond Blossom (Timothy Hutton) as a "gunshot doctor," treating those in the underworld who can't risk a hospital visit. With Claire (Angelina Jolie), Raymond's seductive girlfriend giving him the eye, Sands looks for an exit in hopes of regaining control of his life.
Rating:
R (For strong graphic violence, gore, pervasive language and some drug use)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Touchstone Pictures

Cast

David Duchovny
as Eugene Sands
Timothy Hutton
as Raymond Blossom
Peter Stormare
as Vladimir
John Hawkes
as Flick
Philip Moon
as Casey
Bill Rosier
as Jerry
Keone Young
as Mr. Hsi
Teo
as Adonis
Max Lazar
as Dimitri
Bob A. Jennings
as Dr. Clifford
Ross Kettle
as Resident Surgeon
Eric Da Re
as Digiacomo
Nikki Lee
as Anaesthesiologist
John Roselius
as Surgeon No. 1
Damon White
as Winston
Dan Hildebrand
as Russian Thug
J.P. Jones
as Russian Thug
Jerry Sloan
as Russian Thug
Melvin Jones
as Rasta Doorman
Mara Duronslet
as Jessica
Alex Désert
as Bartender
Jesse Perez
as Crack Dealer
Daniel Rey Silvas
as Basketball Player
Michael Chong
as Chinese Security Guard No. 2
Alexander Folk
as S. African Businessman
Stella Garcia
as S. African Businesswoman
Guy Siner
as Dutch Businessman
Al Ahlf
as FBI Agent
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Critic Reviews for Playing God

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (8)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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December 31, 1999
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Playing God

½

The crime drama Playing God is a noir style film full of mystery and intrigue. The story follows Eugene Sands, a former surgeon that gets drawn into the life of a mob doctor, but soon finds that he's gotten in too deep. David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie, and Peter Stormare form a solid cast and give good performances. Hutton is especially good at delivering the dark comedy, and creates a charismatic and fun villain. However, the directing is weak and hurts the film to a degree. Playing God is a flawed film, but still manages to deliver a compelling and entertaining thriller.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

½

I enjoyed this film, more than I expected, " Jolie" reprises her acting at the level we first had a glimpse of in "True Woman".

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

Horrible. Jolie aside, horrible.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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